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

Oklahoma archbishop: Supreme Court review of execution could further cause of abolition

Jan 24, 2024 / 15:15 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will review the case of an Oklahoma man on death row who may have been wrongfully convicted.

Catholic group expresses concern over Alabama’s untested new execution method

Jan 23, 2024 / 17:50 pm

The Community of Sant’Egidio shared a petition Jan. 23 urging Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to halt the execution of Kenneth “Kenny” Eugene Smith.

PHOTOS: Snow doesn’t deter thousands at second post-Roe March for Life

Jan 19, 2024 / 19:40 pm

Rows upon rows of participants young and old made their way around the National Mall to the Supreme Court on Friday. 

March for Life speakers promote care for pregnant women and children nationwide

Jan 19, 2024 / 15:35 pm

At the 51st annual national March for Life, taking place in snowy conditions today in Washington, D.C., keynote speakers strongly leaned into this year’s theme.

It’s not too late to join this pro-life novena

Jan 19, 2024 / 13:40 pm

The nine-day novena sponsored by the USCCB began Jan. 16 and goes until Jan. 24, two days after the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.

Adult SEEK attendees inspired to bring evangelization tools back to their parishes

Jan 17, 2024 / 14:30 pm

Several adult Catholics from St. Louis told CNA that the experience reinvigorated their desire to share the faith in their parish setting.

Biden administration seeks the death penalty for Buffalo supermarket shooter

Jan 16, 2024 / 14:30 pm

Payton Gendron’s May 2022 shooting rampage resulted in 10 deaths. Authorities called it a racially motivated hate crime. 

National Eucharistic Congress announces musician Matt Maher, releases updated schedule

Jan 15, 2024 / 06:00 am

Set to open July 17–21, the congress will feature a mile-long Eucharistic procession through Indianapolis and opportunities for adoration with 80,000 attendees.

Father Mike Schmitz’s hit podcasts to begin airing on EWTN Radio Jan. 15

Jan 12, 2024 / 15:10 pm

EWTN Radio announced this week that Father Mike Schmitz’s “Bible in a Year” and “Catechism in a Year” podcasts will begin airing nationwide beginning Jan. 15.

Meet Peter Sonski, the Catholic you’ve never heard of who’s running for president

Jan 9, 2024 / 16:35 pm

Peter Sonski is the 2024 presidential nominee for the American Solidarity Party (ASP), a young, small, but growing pro-life political party. 

Black Nazarene procession in the Philippines draws millions after returning from COVID

Jan 9, 2024 / 15:00 pm

The Black Nazarene procession in the Philippines, one of the largest religious devotions in the world, returned this year to its traditional size, attracting millions.

Bishop Barron: Assisted suicide can never be morally sanctioned

Jan 8, 2024 / 15:00 pm

Winona-Rochester Bishop Robert Barron is urging Catholics to oppose an effort to make assisted suicide legal in Minnesota.

How SEEK24 just set the stage for the upcoming National Eucharistic Congress

Jan 6, 2024 / 07:00 am

Some 24,000 Catholics, mostly young adults, just gathered in St. Louis, setting the stage for an even larger gathering this summer.

‘The world needs you’: Students encouraged to continue sharing faith as SEEK24 ends

Jan 5, 2024 / 16:12 pm

The conference attracted young people, clergy, religious sisters, and more from around the world this week for talks, workshops, entertainment, and worship.

SEEK24 speakers see ‘radical openness’ to Jesus among young conference attendees

Jan 4, 2024 / 18:00 pm

Young Catholics attending the SEEK24 conference are expressing an openness to letting Jesus deeper into their lives, several speakers told CNA. 

SEEK24 continues in St. Louis with an eye to Salt Lake City in 2025

Jan 4, 2024 / 09:10 am

A record number of college-age students, priests, bishops, religious brothers, sisters, and more are attending SEEK24.

Massive attendance, enthusiasm at Fellowship of Catholic University Students conference

Jan 2, 2024 / 17:53 pm

Forty-four bishops are in attendance this year — more than double last year's number — as well as 450 seminarians, up from 250 last year.

Catholics continue to rally around Afghan refugee families in St. Louis

Dec 30, 2023 / 06:00 am

Exhausted Afghan men, women, and children continue to arrive to the United States. In many places, Christians are the ones doing the most to welcome them.

Catholic speaker John O’Leary gets the Hollywood treatment of his life story

Dec 28, 2023 / 08:00 am

The film about John O’Leary’s extraordinary life and recovery wrapped up at the Shrine of St. Joseph in downtown St. Louis earlier this month. 

Catholics prepare to converge in St. Louis for SEEK24: Here’s what to expect

Dec 28, 2023 / 07:00 am

More than 18,000 people from across the country have signed up to attend the SEEK24 Catholic conference in St. Louis from Jan. 1–5, 2024.