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

Did St. Francis really tame a savage wolf? A look at the legend

Oct 4, 2023 / 04:00 am

A historic church sits on the spot where, as the story goes, St. Francis of Assisi made a pact with a hungry wolf who was terrorizing the town of Gubbio, Italy.

PODCAST: The Beauty of Holy Week

Apr 11, 2022 / 08:22 am

This week on the CNA Newsroom podcast, we want to get you thinking and meditating on the beauty that accompanies the Catholic celebrations of Holy Week and Easter.

How "The Bible in a Year" podcast changed the world

Feb 28, 2022 / 13:04 pm

“The Bible in a Year” podcast with Father Mike Schmitz touched hundreds of thousands of lives beginning in 2021. We speak with the creators of the hit podcast, as well as with several people whose lives were forever changed by listening.

Sacra Liturgia conference to be held in San Francisco this summer

Feb 18, 2022 / 18:00 pm

The Archdiocese of San Francisco will host an internationally-recognized liturgical conference this summer. 

Grant to fund network of Catholic thought institutes, fostering faith-science dialogue

Feb 18, 2022 / 15:10 pm

A Chicago-based Catholic nonprofit has been awarded more than $3.6 million to assist the launch of a national network of independent institutes of Catholic thought, to promote dialogue about the relationship of faith and science.

Catechesis about the Eucharist a top priority, Cleveland bishop says

Feb 16, 2022 / 10:16 am

Sharing the truth about the Real Presence in the Eucharist will be a top priority for the Diocese of Cleveland over the next several years, according to the city’s bishop.

The Real St. Valentine

Feb 14, 2022 / 10:29 am

Who was this guy, anyway?

Miami archbishop decries DeSantis' immigration comments

Feb 12, 2022 / 06:00 am

The Archbishop of Miami has decried Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ comments this week belittling the plight of unaccompanied minors fleeing Central America for the United States.

Religious sister sentenced to prison for embezzling from Los Angeles Catholic school

Feb 8, 2022 / 13:07 pm

A Catholic religious sister and longtime school principal has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for embezzling more than $800,000 from a Los Angeles-area elementary school.

This Catholic summer internship combines prayer, traditional construction in the southwest US

Feb 6, 2022 / 15:00 pm

A summer internship program in the Diocese of Gallup aims to provide college-aged Catholic men spiritual formation and hands-on experience in traditional southwestern building techniques. 

Pope to mayors: Money is not enough to solve our problems

Feb 5, 2022 / 10:53 am

Money is not enough to solve the problems of society, Pope Francis said during a Feb. 5 audience in Rome with a delegation of Italian mayors.

Spaced out: A Catholic scientist makes an unusual discovery

Jan 31, 2022 / 15:31 pm

This week on the podcast, a Catholic scientist talks about his fascinating discovery in space and its significance, as well as his thoughts on the relationship between faith and science.

Catholic Church in France raises $22 million for abuse victims

Jan 31, 2022 / 12:16 pm

The Catholic Church in France has secured more than $22 million in compensation for victims of child sex abuse.

This pro-life ministry in St Louis is helping bring an end to abortion 

Jan 28, 2022 / 15:00 pm

Tucked away near the Forest Park neighborhood of St. Louis is a brick, three-story convent dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe. The convent, situated in a converted home on a corner lot, is nothing spectacular to the unknowing eye.

Study will investigate impact, evolving role of maternity homes in US

Jan 25, 2022 / 15:49 pm

An upcoming study will consider the impact and evolving role of maternity homes in the United States, in the hope of better serving women with crisis pregnancies. 

Judge blocks COVID vaccine mandate for federal employees

Jan 21, 2022 / 15:19 pm

A federal judge on Friday issued a preliminary injunction against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees.

Seven things to know about March for Life speaker Father Mike Schmitz

Jan 21, 2022 / 06:00 am

Tens of thousands of pro-life advocates are expected to gather at the National Mall in Washington later today for the annual March for Life. The march will kick off with a noon rally featuring speakers including the host of the “Bible in a Year” podcast, Fr. Mike Schmitz. Here are seven things to know about the priest.

Supreme Court hears Boston free speech case involving Christian organization

Jan 19, 2022 / 16:40 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case involving the city of Boston’s refusal to raise a flag with Christian imagery in front of its City Hall. 

Catholic health care system removes race as factor in eligibility for COVID-19 treatments

Jan 19, 2022 / 14:17 pm

A Catholic health care system in Wisconsin is no longer including race as a factor in determining a patient’s eligibility for COVID-19 treatments.

Abortions trickle at St. Louis clinic after convent opens across the street

Jan 18, 2022 / 14:26 pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe convent in St. Louis has an unlikely neighbor: an abortion clinic. Since the convent opened in 2017, the number of surgical abortions at the clinic has dramatically decreased.