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

Pro-life attorney: 'No court should be able to usurp state laws that protect human life'

Nov 21, 2021 / 18:52 pm

Dorinda Chiappetta Bordlee, a New Orleans-based attorney, is one of 240 pro-life women to sign an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Mississippi law at the heart of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case.

Nebraska attorney general releases report on clergy sexual abuse

Nov 5, 2021 / 15:34 pm

A report detailing sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Nebraska has found credible allegations against 57 Church officials, involving 258 documented victims, since the 1930s. 

Hit Catholic Bible podcast to launch in Spanish in 2022

Nov 4, 2021 / 11:19 am

The hit Catholic podcast The Bible in a Year (With Fr. Mike Schmitz) will launch in Spanish Jan. 1, 2022. La Biblia en un año Podcast will feature original commentary and a native-Spanish speaking host.

Catholic doctor honored for service during COVID-19 pandemic

Oct 26, 2021 / 18:39 pm

A neurologist who responded to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City in 2020 has been awarded this year’s Catholic Doctor of the Year Award. 

Diary of an Exorcist

Oct 25, 2021 / 15:17 pm

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti has been an exorcist in the Archdiocese of Washington for more than a dozen years. He shares his experiences and how Catholics can avoid crossing paths with demons.

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?