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

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.

Lent Around the World

Mar 1, 2021 / 19:51 pm

This week on the CNA Newsroom podcast, we travel to Lebanon, Timor-Leste, Madagascar, El Salvador and China to hear about the foods and traditions that Christians use to mark the season of Lent.

Make it personal

Feb 15, 2021 / 00:00 am

Last summer, Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh made an important announcement; Saint Benedict the Moor, a historic parish in the Hill District near downtown Pittsburgh, would become a personal parish in the Black Catholic tradition.

Mardi Gras (and all that jazz)

Feb 1, 2021 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Newsroom, we head south to Louisiana to talk with a few Catholics about the Mardi Gras they know and love.

For God and Country

Jan 19, 2021 / 00:00 am

How ought Christians engage in politics? On the eve of a new presidential administration, we attempt to scratch the surface of this expansive topic.

Taking Back the Year

Jan 11, 2021 / 00:00 am

Catholics share the small and big blessings they experienced in 2020.

The Merriest Little Christmases

Dec 21, 2020 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Newsroom, we wanted to talk with some people about their own Christmas experiences that might be unfamiliar to you - but are so special to them.

Candles Amid the Rubble

Dec 7, 2020 / 00:00 am

We take a look at how the season of Advent can be celebrated - even in the darkest of times.

It's Still Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2020 / 00:00 am

This week we revisit an episode that first aired during Nov. 2019, and offer some pandemic-related updates.

More Than Words

Oct 26, 2020 / 00:00 am

The deaf Catholic community in the US is eager for the faith. In this podcast episode, we take a look at some of the latest resources available to them, and a deaf Catholic priest shares his vocation story.

Adventures in Discernment

Oct 12, 2020 / 00:00 am

We bring you the story of two brothers ordained to the priesthood on the same day; a young woman talks about God's call to enter a religious life— and His call for her to leave a few years later; and a life and dating coach helping single, Catholic women who feel stuck.

Back to (home)school

Aug 31, 2020 / 00:00 am

We talk with a few Catholic schools about how they are approaching in-person and distance education. Then, many families are trying homeschooling for the first time this year. We talk with a few homeschooling veterans about what new homeschoolers can expect.