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

CNA Newsroom: Upon This Rock

Jul 25, 2019 / 00:00 am

Producer Jonah McKeown takes us to visit the Chapel on the Rock at Camp St. Malo near Estes Park, Colorado. Jonah explores St. Malo's rich history - including a visit from Pope St. John Paul II - and speaks with a Catholic missionary about the importance of care for creation.

CNA Newsroom: Fulton Sheen: A Life Worth (Re)living

Jul 18, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Newsroom: renowned American theologian and media star Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, and the amazing miracle attributed to his intercession, which Pope Francis officially recognized earlier this month.

CNA Newsroom: Bless me Father for I have sinned

Jul 11, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week, we're talking all about the sacrament of confession.

CNA Newsroom: A July 4th Six-Pack

Jul 3, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Newsroom, we bring you six segments all about the 4th of July. You'll hear about the Italian blessed whose feast day falls on July 4, the Catholic who signed the Declaration of Independence, liturgical guidelines for Independence day and more.

CNA Newsroom: A Stigmata in Michigan

Jun 27, 2019 / 00:00 am

Was this Michigan grandfather on a mission from God?

CNA Newsroom: Lord God of Hosts

Jun 21, 2019 / 00:00 am

Why can’t celiacs use gluten-free hosts? Can germs spread by sharing the cup at Mass? And where does the bread used at Mass come from, anyway?

CNA Newsroom: Bishops in Baltimore

Jun 17, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Newsroom, we look to Baltimore where US bishops gathered for their Spring Assembly. 

CNA Newsroom: 'Every time I feel the Spirit'

Jun 6, 2019 / 00:00 am

This Sunday is Pentecost, the Church's celebration of the Holy Spirit. But many of us, if we're being honest, aren't sure we really "get" the Holy Spirit.

CNA Newsroom: Clerical Abuse Survivors Speak

May 30, 2019 / 00:00 am

We've had a year-long news cycle about abuse and cover up in the Church. We've heard a lot from the bishops. We've heard a lot from journalists and commentators. But, how much have we heard from the victims themselves?

CNA Newsroom: His name was Kendrick Castillo

May 23, 2019 / 00:00 am

"No greater love has man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." 

CNA Newsroom: 'Seventy times Seven'

May 16, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week's episode of CNA Newsroom is about the three hardest words to say in the English language - I forgive you. 

CNA Newsroom: I raised a saint

May 9, 2019 / 00:00 am

In celebration of Mother's Day, we speak with the mother of Venerable Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager and computer programmer who could one day be declared a Catholic saint.

CNA Newsroom: The Stairs that St. Joseph Built

May 1, 2019 / 00:00 am

CNA Newsroom comes a day early this week, in honor of the May 1 feast day of St. Joseph the Worker. In this episode, our producer Jonah McKeown delves into the mystery of the Loretto Chapel Staircase in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

CNA Newsroom: "When Ryan met Jesus"

Apr 18, 2019 / 00:00 am

If you go to the Easter Vigil, do you ever wonder how the people entering the Catholic Church ended up here? How did there conversions even happen?

CNA Newsroom: Rumor has it

Apr 11, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Newsroom, we're gossiping about gossip.

CNA Newsroom: The Chocolate (News)room

Apr 4, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Newsroom, we're continuing our Lenten penances. This week, we're talking chocolate!

CNA Newsroom: "The Pirate Nun"

Mar 28, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on the podcast, we're talking about Mother Angelica, the foundress of EWTN, who died three years ago this week.

CNA Newsroom: "Beeracles! Lent, drinks, and Catholic culture"

Mar 14, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Newsroom, it's Lent, but we're talking about beer, cocktails, and Catholic culture.

It’s Lent- “God bless the muskrat, for she is a fish”

Mar 7, 2019 / 00:00 am

We talk with writer Matthew Schmitz about weird Lenten foods, and take a deep dive into the Michigan custom of eating muskrat for Lent. That’s right. They eat something that is both a rat and musky. Don’t miss why. 

CNA Newsroom: "A nun, a comic, and an Iranian walk into the Church"

Feb 28, 2019 / 00:00 am

This week on CNA Newsroom, we're talking converts!     We interview three converts to the Catholic faith: Sister Brittany Harrison, journalist Sohrab Ahmari, and comedian Jeremy McLellan. Listen here: <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/583022628&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe> And in our bonus episode, DC editor Ed Condon and I play "Pardon the Ecclesiastical Interruption." <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/582435186&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true"></iframe> Subscribe to CNA Newsroom wherever you get your podcasts.