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

Missouri transgender clinic halts treatment for minors as new law goes into effect

Sep 12, 2023 / 14:00 pm

The Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital said it made the decision due to an “unacceptable level of liability.”

New Orleans Archdiocese says parishes will be asked to help pay for clergy abuse settlements

Sep 11, 2023 / 13:45 pm

Archbishop Gregory Aymond announced that parishes, schools, and ministries will have to help pay out the archdiocese’s clergy abuse claims.

Catholic ‘cult’ in California: What do we know?

Sep 11, 2023 / 07:00 am

Reports emerged earlier this month about alleged sexual abuse that purportedly took place at a commune run by a Catholic pro-life organization.

Filipino priests acquitted of sedition charges

Sep 8, 2023 / 10:40 am

Father Albert Alejo, SJ, and Father Flaviano “Flavie” Villanueva, a priest of the Society of the Divine Word, were acquitted due to insufficient evidence.

Priest heads to Ulma family beatification: ‘Saintly figures so close to my family tree’

Sep 6, 2023 / 15:23 pm

Father Michael Niemczak, a priest from New Mexico and a relative of the Ulma family, plans to visit holy sites in Poland, ending with the beatification Mass.

Jimmy Buffett: more Catholic than you think?

Sep 6, 2023 / 07:45 am

The famous soft-rock musician who recently died of cancer was raised Catholic. One commentator believes his music contains Catholic themes.

Catholic charity resumes bringing meals and hope to war-torn Tigray

Sep 3, 2023 / 05:00 am

In late August, Mary’s Meals began serving food once again to approximately 10,000 children in 14 schools in northern Ethiopia.  

5 things to know about Mongolia as Pope Francis prepares for his trip

Aug 28, 2023 / 10:30 am

The pope will travel to Mongolia Aug. 31–Sept. 4 to visit one of the smallest Christian communities in the world.

UPDATED: Wyoming bishop cleared of abuse by the Vatican dies at 91

Aug 25, 2023 / 13:00 pm

The former bishop of Cheyenne, Joseph Hart, was accused on multiple occasions of sexual abuse of minors, but claims were dismissed.

India’s bishops elated after successful moon landing 

Aug 24, 2023 / 12:40 pm

Catholic bishops in India lauded the touchdown of the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft, marking mankind’s first successful mission to the moon’s south pole.

Thomas Aquinas College reports minimal damage amid tropical storm, earthquake

Aug 22, 2023 / 12:30 pm

Tropical Storm Hilary made landfall in California as the first such storm to hit the state in 84 years.

How to help Maui wildfire victims from afar

Aug 21, 2023 / 15:45 pm

Here’s how you can help those affected by the devastating fires on Maui.

Tigray food crisis deepens as Catholic leaders plead for relief

Aug 18, 2023 / 15:00 pm

Over 20 million people in Ethiopia rely on food assistance, but it was halted four months ago after the discovery of widespread theft.

Explore Nebraska’s adoration chapels with a new pilgrimage ‘passport’

Aug 17, 2023 / 14:15 pm

Bishop James Conley said he hopes pilgrims will visit the adoration chapels and pray specifically for their intentions as part of the National Eucharistic Revival.

Catholic family narrowly escapes Hawaii wildfires: ‘We did a lot of praying’

Aug 16, 2023 / 15:30 pm

Angel and Ana Cardenas and their three children, of Sacramento, California, have been visiting Maui annually on family vacations for the past decade.

What happened to St. Maximilian Kolbe’s beard? The answer may surprise you

Aug 14, 2023 / 02:15 am

The last image taken of the saint before his final arrest was notable for what it didn’t show — his signature long beard.

California community of Norbertine priests establish new priory, institute in Illinois

Aug 13, 2023 / 06:00 am

The new priory and institute “represent the fruition of an almost 20-year vision for the growing Norbertine community.”

U.S. pilgrims reflect on World Youth Day experience: a ‘small taste’ of heaven

Aug 9, 2023 / 15:45 pm

CNA spoke to young adults about their experiences of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, last week.

Baton Rouge priest killed in a car crash remembered for his holiness, passion for truth

Aug 8, 2023 / 05:00 am

Father Mark Beard, who died Aug. 2, became a priest later in life after a successful career and was known for his devotion to the Blessed Mother.

Meet the women who penned the official songs for the National Eucharistic Congress

Aug 7, 2023 / 07:47 am

Diane Mahoney and Kathleen Pluth have had their musical compositions chosen out of many entries as the official theme song and official hymn.