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: 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.