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: 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.

How Denver’s archbishop responded to Columbine

Apr 20, 2019 / 02:00 am

How Denver's archbishop responded to the shooting at Columbine High School.

CNA Newsroom: "When Ryan met Jesus"

Apr 18, 2019 / 00:00 am

If you go to the Easter Vigil, do you ever wonder how the people entering the Catholic Church ended up here? How did there conversions even happen?

Michigan lawmaker cries foul against AG’s 'anti-Catholicism'

Apr 15, 2019 / 16:14 pm

A Michigan state representative is considering opening articles of impeachment against the state’s attorney general over comments that he says demonstrate an anti-Catholic bias.

Catholic schools should affirm the person, not gender ideology, scholars advise

Apr 11, 2019 / 14:01 pm

Amid questions at some Catholic schools about how to approach problems related to LGBT identity, philosophy professors told CNA that Catholic schools must remain true to their mission of helping parents to raise their children in the faith.

CNA Newsroom: Rumor has it

Apr 11, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Newsroom, we're gossiping about gossip.

CNA Newsroom: The Chocolate (News)room

Apr 4, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Newsroom, we're continuing our Lenten penances. This week, we're talking chocolate!

How this priest came to celebrate Mass on the set of ‘Unplanned’

Apr 3, 2019 / 23:28 pm

When a film crew arrived in the small college town of Stillwater, Oklahoma last spring, few residents realized exactly what kind of movie the crew was making.

During Tennessee 'Sex Week,' FOCUS volunteers a Catholic view on sexuality

Apr 2, 2019 / 18:00 pm

During an annual week of controversial sex-ed events at a Tennessee college, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students has organized an alternative event based on a Catholic view of human sexuality.

New study shows differences between male and female brains in utero

Apr 2, 2019 / 13:07 pm

A new scientific study has found significant differences in the ways that the brains of male and female fetuses function prior to birth.

Elderly pro-life protester back outside Planned Parenthood after assault

Apr 1, 2019 / 14:01 pm

An elderly protester who was thrown to the ground and kicked outside a Planned Parenthood facility in San Francisco March 21 is still afraid for his safety, according to the California-based legal group representing him.

CNA Newsroom: "The Pirate Nun"

Mar 28, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on the podcast, we're talking about Mother Angelica, the foundress of EWTN, who died three years ago this week.

Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis to work with lay advisory board

Mar 27, 2019 / 02:01 am

The Archdiocese of of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is organizing a lay advisory board aimed at bringing input and suggestions from parish councils to the archbishop’s office.

CNA Newsroom: "Beeracles! Lent, drinks, and Catholic culture"

Mar 14, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Newsroom, it's Lent, but we're talking about beer, cocktails, and Catholic culture.

Why one Alabama man is suing on behalf of an aborted fetus

Mar 9, 2019 / 16:30 pm

In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the United States, an attorney will represent the estate of an aborted child, after the father filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the six-week old fetus.

Missouri discrimination cases could have far-reaching implications

Mar 7, 2019 / 00:08 am

The Missouri state Supreme Court issued two discrimination rulings last week related to sexual orientation and gender identity, both of which could lead to changes in the way discrimination is defined in the state, a Catholic public policy advocate told CNA.  

It’s Lent- “God bless the muskrat, for she is a fish”

Mar 7, 2019 / 00:00 am

We talk with writer Matthew Schmitz about weird Lenten foods, and take a deep dive into the Michigan custom of eating muskrat for Lent. That’s right. They eat something that is both a rat and musky. Don’t miss why. 

Missouri lawmakers closer to passing expansive pro-life bill

Feb 28, 2019 / 15:09 pm

The Missouri House of Representatives voted 117-39 Wednesday to send the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act to the Senate.

CNA Newsroom: "A nun, a comic, and an Iranian walk into the Church"

Feb 28, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Newsroom, we're talking converts!     We interview three converts to the Catholic faith: Sister Brittany Harrison, journalist Sohrab Ahmari, and comedian Jeremy McLellan. Listen here: <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src=""></iframe> And in our bonus episode, DC editor Ed Condon and I play "Pardon the Ecclesiastical Interruption." <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src=""></iframe> Subscribe to CNA Newsroom wherever you get your podcasts.