Kate Olivera

Kate Olivera

Kate Olivera is executive producer of Catholic News Agency's podcasts: CNA Newsroom and CNA Editor's Desk. She has a BA in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has worked at Catholic News Agency since 2012; and was previously a staff writer at The Catholic Voice in the Archdiocese of Omaha.

Articles by Kate Olivera

From abortionist to pro-life leader: What changed this doctor's heart?

Oct 14, 2021 / 12:26 pm

Kathi Aultman thought she found her calling as a doctor for Planned Parenthood, but God had other plans.

Papal envoy crowns Florida's Our Lady of La Leche

Oct 11, 2021 / 16:09 pm

The image of Our Lady of La Leche was canonically crowned Sunday, during Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida. 

Mapping the Catholic Church, Healing the Earth

Oct 11, 2021 / 14:10 pm

This week on the podcast, we'll talk to Molly Burhans, a Catholic scientist and mapmaker who is using high-tech maps to make the Church more sustainable, and more effective at Her mission.

Longtime Texas pastor asked to return home to Spain, after celebrating 100th birthday

Oct 7, 2021 / 17:19 pm

A centenarian priest in Texas has been recalled to his religious community in Spain, to the dismay of his longtime parishioners. 

What’s it like to be Catholic at Harvard?

Sep 27, 2021 / 12:14 pm

Harvard University’s more than 40 chaplains elected an atheist, humanist “chief chaplain” last month. We talk with one of Harvard’s Catholic chaplains about the appointment, and how the Harvard Catholic Center evangelizes a demographic that increasingly identifies as non-religious. A student and recent Harvard alum talk about living their faith on campus.

How Pope Francis changed Iraq

Sep 20, 2021 / 16:52 pm

Iraq is a country where people of different faiths have coexisted for thousands of years, but in recent decades, conflict has driven Christianity almost to extinction. Did Pope Francis' visit turn the tide for Iraq's persecuted Christians?

Catholics the most vaccinated religious group for COVID-19, new study shows

Sep 16, 2021 / 12:36 pm

Catholics are the religious group most vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States, according to a new national survey by the Pew Research Center. 

PODCAST: An Afghan Christian’s plea: “You are my last hope”

Sep 14, 2021 / 05:00 am

A young Christian, desperate to flee Afghanistan, exchanges frantic messages with two CNA employees, pleading for help as the Taliban closes in on him.

Bishops report 95 attacks on Catholic churches in US since May 2020

Sep 13, 2021 / 16:01 pm

There have been at least 95 reported incidents of vandalism of Catholic churches across the United States since May 2020, according to a report by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty.

An Afghan Christian’s plea: “You are my last hope”

Sep 13, 2021 / 15:07 pm

A young Christian, desperate to flee Afghanistan, exchanges frantic messages with a CNA employee, pleading for help as the Taliban closes in on him.

How 9/11 led a first responder to the priesthood

Sep 11, 2021 / 10:12 am

Father Tom Colucci says he actually sees a lot of similarities between the priesthood and the fire service.

Twenty years on from 9/11, how an NYC firefighter became a Catholic priest

Aug 30, 2021 / 13:33 pm

Today, Fr. Tom Colucci is a priest in the Archdiocese of New York. But back in 2001, he was a lieutenant with the NYC Fire Department. He shares his memories of 9/11, and how the tragedy encouraged his vocation.

A devout Mormon’s conversion to the Catholic Church

Aug 24, 2021 / 11:13 am

Maren Latham shares the story of her conversion from the Mormon religion to the Catholic Church.

The Story of EWTN: From Garage Startup to Global Catholic TV Network

Aug 16, 2021 / 15:27 pm

EWTN might never have succeeded if it weren't for these miracles.

CNA Newsroom: "The Future is Latino"

Aug 9, 2021 / 14:48 pm

The Latino population within the U.S. Church is booming, but is the Church ready to welcome them?

Catholic infertility ministry provides community, support

Aug 4, 2021 / 03:01 am

Lauren Allen always jokes that God hit her over the head with the idea for her Catholic infertility ministry, the Fruitful Hollow. 

CNA Newsroom: 'Extraordinary Times for the Extraordinary Form'

Aug 2, 2021 / 14:00 pm

This week on CNA Newsroom, Catholics talk about their love for the Traditional Latin Mass, and react to the pope's new norms.

CNA Newsroom: "Infertility and the power of community"

Jul 26, 2021 / 12:02 pm

This week on CNA Newsroom, three Catholics talk about their infertility and the groundbreaking online ministry that has given them community, and a platform to share about their experiences.

Three-time Olympian shares her conversion story

Apr 17, 2021 / 02:00 am

Three-time Olympian Dominique Dawes talks about her conversion to the Catholic faith, and how God has been at work in her life and in her gymnastics career.

Ever ancient, ever new

Mar 29, 2021 / 19:36 pm

In celebration of Holy Week, CNA's Senior Rome Correspondent Hannah Brockhaus explores a few of the Church's earliest pilgrimage traditions in Rome— and how they are celebrated today. Then, Producer Jonah McKeown talks with an expert in sacred music about some of the hymns you won't hear at Easter Mass this year, and why.