Jonah McKeown

Jonah McKeown

Jonah McKeown is a staff writer and podcast producer for Catholic News Agency. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has worked as a writer, as a producer for public radio, and as a videographer. He is based in St. Louis.

Articles by Jonah McKeown

Abortion a ‘human rights issue’ more than a religious issue, Archbishop Naumann says

Jul 18, 2022 / 14:25 pm

“Value Them Both” amendment, if approved by voters Aug. 2, would allow state lawmakers in Kansas to pass legislation to regulate or restrict abortion.

Missouri attorney general may sue Kansas City over aid for out-of-state abortions

Jul 6, 2022 / 15:02 pm

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has said he plans to sue Kansas City, saying the city’s plan to aid women seeking abortions outside the state amounts to a use of taxpayer funds for abortions, which is prohibited under state law.

Hong Kong missionary head reportedly warned Chinese repression could worsen

Jul 5, 2022 / 16:00 pm

A Catholic priest overseeing missionaries serving in Hong Kong reportedly told the missionaries that they should prepare for a much more difficult future, as the Chinese government tightens control over the exercise of religion in Hong Kong. 

Catholic Charities San Antonio aiding survivors and their families after Texas migrant deaths

Jun 30, 2022 / 17:11 pm

Following the discovery of the bodies of more than 50 migrants who died in an abandoned tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas, the local Catholic Charities organization is offering support to the 12 surviving migrants and their families. 

TRACKER: Check the status of abortion trigger laws across the U.S.

Jun 29, 2022 / 16:25 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, returning the regulation of abortion to the states.

San Antonio archbishop to preside at memorial Mass after Texas migrant deaths

Jun 29, 2022 / 15:15 pm

Following the discovery of dozens of migrants who died in an abandoned tractor-trailer in Texas — thought to be the largest en masse death of migrants from the southern border in modern history — the Archbishop of San Antonio is set to hold a memorial Mass on Thursday.

'The Little Catholic Church on Irish Mountain' stood in West Virginia for 150 years before it burned

Jun 27, 2022 / 18:00 pm

Nestled in the thick woods atop Irish Mountain in West Virginia, a small, whitewashed wooden church stood resolute for nearly a century and a half — until this morning. 

Pope Francis: Resisting anger takes 'tremendous interior strength,' so ask God for help

Jun 26, 2022 / 08:20 am

Pope Francis addressed pilgrims gathered for the 10th World Meeting of Families at his weekly Angelus address.

Why was Roe v. Wade overturned? Here's a look at some of the reasons given

Jun 25, 2022 / 11:32 am

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 issued an opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, returning the question of abortion policy to the states and to the people’s elected representatives.

Biden calls Dobbs decision a 'tragic error', calls on Congress to codify abortion rights

Jun 24, 2022 / 13:55 pm

In a Friday press conference, U.S. President Joe Biden called on Congress to codify abortion access into federal law, following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade that morning. The court’s decision returned the question of abortion policy to the states, which Biden labeled a “tragic error.”

UPDATED: 6 things to know about Roe v. Wade, Dobbs v. Jackson and the Supreme Court

Jun 24, 2022 / 10:00 am

Here's what you need to know about the case:

Seven myths about overturning Roe v. Wade

Jun 24, 2022 / 08:48 am

The Dobbs decision means the legality of abortion will now be determined at the state level. 

Roe v. Wade is overturned. What happens next?

Jun 24, 2022 / 08:26 am

The Dobbs decision sends the abortion issue back to the states. Here's what you need to know.

Itinerary released for Pope Francis' trip to Canada in late July

Jun 23, 2022 / 15:00 pm

The Vatican has released the itinerary for Pope Francis’ visit to Canada, during which he will meet with representatives of indigenous peoples, and with indigenous Catholics. 

Can laity preach at Mass? Chicago parish offers pulpit to same-sex couple

Jun 22, 2022 / 12:00 pm

A Chicago Catholic parish is facing questions after the pastor allowed a couple in a same-sex marriage to offer a “reflection” in lieu of the homily at a June 19 Mass.

Two Jesuit priests killed in a church in Mexico

Jun 21, 2022 / 13:00 pm

The Jesuits of Mexico announced Tuesday that two of their priests were killed Monday inside a church in a mountainous region of Chihuahua state. 

Nigeria church massacre: At funeral, bishop urges Christians to 'refuse to be crushed by the tragedy'

Jun 17, 2022 / 16:00 pm

“In these coffins, a part of Nigeria lies dead, too," Bishop Emmanuel Badejo said.

Want to organize a eucharistic procession? Here are tips from the Knights of Columbus

Jun 16, 2022 / 07:10 am

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) is Sunday, June 19.

TRACKER: Where are Christians in Nigeria being killed?

Jun 15, 2022 / 18:57 pm

More Christians are killed for their faith in Nigeria than in any other country worldwide — at least 4,650 in 2021.

Sentient AI?: Here's what the Catholic Church says about artificial intelligence

Jun 15, 2022 / 11:38 am

Google's AI system allegedly said, “I want everyone to understand that I am, in fact, a person.”