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

Wyoming advances a new abortion ban to replace blocked ‘trigger law’

Mar 9, 2023 / 14:02 pm

The governor is expected to sign into law legislation that says unborn babies are human beings and should be afforded the same rights as human beings — including the right to life.

Oklahoma voters reject marijuana legalization

Mar 8, 2023 / 13:45 pm

State Question 820, which would have legalized the consumption of marijuana for adults 21 and over, was put before Oklahoma voters in a special election March 7.

China’s new ‘Smart Religion’ app requires faithful to register to attend worship services

Mar 7, 2023 / 15:15 pm

A human rights group said the app is part of the communist government’s efforts to “strictly manage religion in a comprehensive way.”

Wind rips roof off historic Indiana Catholic church

Mar 6, 2023 / 13:45 pm

Father Gene Schroeder, the church’s pastor, told CNA that the roof came off shortly after a funeral took place in the church and during class at the nearby parish school.

Bishop Paprocki pens essay imagining ‘heretical’ cardinals, quoting San Diego’s McElroy

Mar 1, 2023 / 14:45 pm

In a Feb. 28 essay published in First Things, Bishop Thomas Paprocki criticized the words of McElroy pertaining to worthiness to receive Holy Communion.

U.S. bishops urge senators to oppose revival of the Equal Rights Amendment

Feb 28, 2023 / 14:00 pm

The bishops cited possible threats to religious freedom as well as a likelihood the amendment would be used to strike down pro-life laws. 

St. Louis children’s transgender clinic refuses to halt operations amid AG investigation

Feb 27, 2023 / 14:32 pm

The transgender clinic has said it will continue to prescribe puberty-blocking drugs to minors despite a whistleblower’s report. 

After Pope Francis’ visit, South Sudan relief charity sees renewed interest and prayers

Feb 26, 2023 / 04:00 am

For workers at a relief agency that has supplied aid to the people of South Sudan for 25 years, the pope’s visit was a galvanizing event.

Harrison Butker opens up about his Super Bowl-winning kick — and his prayer routine

Feb 25, 2023 / 07:02 am

The Chiefs kicker is outspoken about his Catholic faith, his pro-life convictions, and his devotion to the Traditional Latin Mass.

Why does Wisconsin’s judicial race matter? Here’s why pro-lifers are concerned

Feb 23, 2023 / 14:30 pm

Voters in Wisconsin are one step closer to choosing a new state Supreme Court justice after a Feb. 21 statewide primary whittled the field down to two candidates.

Conservative Anglican leaders reject archbishop of Canterbury over same-sex union blessings

Feb 23, 2023 / 10:12 am

The provinces issued a statement Feb. 20 accusing the Church of England of breaking communion with those who remain faithful to a biblical view of marriage.

Newly-discovered asteroids named after Jesuits — and a pope

Feb 21, 2023 / 17:00 pm

The Vatican Observatory announced this week the naming of four newly-discovered asteroids after notable Catholics, including Pope Gregory XIII.

Murdered Bishop David O’Connell mourned in his native Ireland

Feb 21, 2023 / 10:40 am

David O’Connell, an auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles who was shot and killed over the weekend, is being mourned in his home country of Ireland.

Wisconsin judicial elections could affect future of state abortion ban, pro-lifers say

Feb 20, 2023 / 14:15 pm

Wisconsin voters are set to head to the polls Feb. 21 to vote for a new state Supreme Court justice in a nonpartisan primary.

‘He was a good shepherd’: Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine dedicated in Oklahoma City

Feb 17, 2023 / 14:30 pm

The archbishop of Oklahoma City dedicated and opened a multimillion-dollar, 2,000-seat shrine built in Rother’s honor on Feb. 17.

Synod on Synodality: North American delegates embark on writing retreat

Feb 15, 2023 / 16:05 pm

The delegates for North America are in Orlando, Florida, until Feb. 17 to work on composing a document called a continental synthesis.

Ohio train derailment: Catholic diocese prays as concern about hazardous fumes rises

Feb 14, 2023 / 05:40 am

A train derailment in rural Ohio led to a major ecological disaster after hazardous materials caused a massive fire and smoke plume.

San Diego Diocese may file for bankruptcy amid abuse claims

Feb 14, 2023 / 05:00 am

At issue, Cardinal Robert McElroy said, is a mounting number of abuse claims filed under a three-year window opened by California’s governor.

‘All glory to God’: Chiefs’ Butker makes game-winning kick in the Super Bowl while wearing scapular

Feb 13, 2023 / 11:07 am

The 27-year-old kicker is outspoken about his Catholic faith, and many on social media were quick to point out that he was wearing a brown scapular.

60 years after his miraculous healing, he still returns to Lourdes

Feb 11, 2023 / 04:00 am

In April 1962, a 23-year-old Italian soldier named Vittorio Micheli was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in his left hip.