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

CNA Newsroom: A Stigmata in Michigan

Jun 27, 2019 / 00:00 am

Was this Michigan grandfather on a mission from God?

In responding to gender theory, ‘forming the formators’ is key, educators say

Jun 24, 2019 / 16:47 pm

Amid a flurry of headlines denouncing the Vatican for releasing a document condemning “gender theory,” theology professors and Catholic educators told CNA that the document will be helpful in setting priorities for Catholic educators going forward, as Catholic schools respond to questions about LGBT issues.

Catholic youth group involved in fatal Colorado bus crash

Jun 24, 2019 / 11:01 am

A charter bus carrying members of a Catholic group from New Mexico crashed Sunday in southern Colorado, killing two people including the driver and injuring more than a dozen others.

CNA Newsroom: Lord God of Hosts

Jun 21, 2019 / 00:00 am

Why can’t celiacs use gluten-free hosts? Can germs spread by sharing the cup at Mass? And where does the bread used at Mass come from, anyway?

CNA Newsroom: Bishops in Baltimore

Jun 17, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Newsroom, we look to Baltimore where US bishops gathered for their Spring Assembly. 

St Louis University: employee who signed abortion rights letter apologized, retracted support

Jun 14, 2019 / 16:12 pm

A group of 180 business leaders this week signed an open letter, published June 10 as a full-page advertisement in the New York Times and online, in support of abortion rights and declaring abortion restrictions “bad for business.”

Pinterest suspends pro-life group's account, citing 'health misinformation'

Jun 13, 2019 / 17:01 pm

Pinterest, a social media site with 300 million active users, has banned pro-life activist group Live Action from its platform, just days after a whistleblower revealed documents that purport to show active suppression of pro-life and Christian content by Pinterest.

CNA Newsroom: 'Every time I feel the Spirit'

Jun 6, 2019 / 00:00 am

This Sunday is Pentecost, the Church's celebration of the Holy Spirit. But many of us, if we're being honest, aren't sure we really "get" the Holy Spirit.

CNA Newsroom: Clerical Abuse Survivors Speak

May 30, 2019 / 00:00 am

We've had a year-long news cycle about abuse and cover up in the Church. We've heard a lot from the bishops. We've heard a lot from journalists and commentators. But, how much have we heard from the victims themselves?

CNA Newsroom: His name was Kendrick Castillo

May 23, 2019 / 00:00 am

"No greater love has man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." 

'Abortion saves lives'? Catholic doctor responds to NYT op-ed

May 22, 2019 / 15:51 pm

Following an op-ed in the New York Times claiming that all pregnancies are life-threatening, a Catholic doctor emphasized that pregnancy is a natural and healthy condition, and that complications which may arise can be treated without abortion.

South Sudan president: I was ‘almost trembling’ as Pope Francis begged me to make peace

May 20, 2019 / 15:32 pm

In an unprecedented gesture last month, Pope Francis kissed the feet of several South Sudanese leaders, who were visiting the Vatican for a retreat, in a plea for peace in the country.

‘Appeal-proof’ abortion ban advances in Missouri

May 16, 2019 / 15:15 pm

Legislators responsible for the measure have said that, unlike recent measures in other states, the bill is specifically designed to pass scrutiny under legal appeal.

CNA Newsroom: 'Seventy times Seven'

May 16, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week's episode of CNA Newsroom is about the three hardest words to say in the English language - I forgive you. 

California bishops announce compensation program for abuse victims

May 14, 2019 / 15:56 pm

Bishops in California announced May 14 a new program to compensate victims of clerical sexual abuse, through which any person sexually abused as a minor by a diocesan priest can apply for compensation— no matter when the abuse occurred.

CNA Newsroom: I raised a saint

May 9, 2019 / 00:00 am

In celebration of Mother's Day, we speak with the mother of Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer who could one day be declared a Catholic saint.

Why these men walked 24 miles to the ‘Rome of the Midwest’

May 8, 2019 / 02:37 am

It can be hard to find time for silent reflection in today’s bustling modern society. But a group of men this past weekend found peace and silence in an unlikely place – on the sidewalks and shoulders of busy roads leading into the heart of a Midwestern metropolis.

Catholic Charities defends serving teen trafficking victims without abortion

May 2, 2019 / 16:06 pm

Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB) in California is remaining firm in its conviction against referring teenage victims of sex trafficking for contraception and abortions at a new facility, while emphasizing that medical care is not the new facility’s primary mission.

CNA Newsroom: The Stairs that St. Joseph Built

May 1, 2019 / 00:00 am

CNA Newsroom comes a day early this week, in honor of the May 1 feast day of St. Joseph the Worker. In this episode, our producer Jonah McKeown delves into the mystery of the Loretto Chapel Staircase in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

CUA president applauds students' decision to block porn

Apr 25, 2019 / 14:40 pm

The president of The Catholic University of America has voiced his support for a student government resolution that asked the university to block the 200 most popular porn sites from its internet system.