Katie Yoder

Katie Yoder

Katie Yoder is a correspondent in CNA's Washington, D.C. bureau. She covers pro-life issues, the U.S. Catholic bishops, public policy, and Congress. She previously worked for Townhall.com, National Review, and the Media Research Center.

Articles by Katie Yoder

Retired bishop calls on fellow bishops, pro-lifers to stay focused on culture of life

Jan 26, 2023 / 09:00 am

An emeritus Texas bishop is calling on his fellow bishops and all pro-lifers people to focus on creating a culture of life following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Millions still suffer from leprosy. Here’s Pope Francis’ message about it

Jan 24, 2023 / 14:00 pm

“We cannot forget these brothers and sisters of ours,” the pontiff said in a message to the Second Symposium on Hansen’s disease held Jan. 23-24 in Rome.

Longtime March for Life attendees see their prayers answered in Roe’s downfall

Jan 22, 2023 / 10:40 am

In the early days of the pro-life movement many feared they wouldn't live to see Roe v. Wade overturned.

8 awesome signs from the March for Life

Jan 20, 2023 / 16:25 pm

So much truth in so few words.

Twin sisters with a special bond speak out for the unborn

Jan 20, 2023 / 08:40 am

Sister Mary Casey O’Connor and Casey Gunning, who has Down syndrome, were featured speakers at the March for Life’s inaugural Life Fest event Friday.

2023 March for Life: 8 things for pro-lifers to know

Jan 18, 2023 / 12:00 pm

This year’s march on Friday, Jan. 20, will be the first March for Life held in a post-Roe America.

U.S. Catholic bishops observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 16, 2023 / 08:00 am

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recalled Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in a statement.

5 things to know about abortion drugs sent by mail

Jan 13, 2023 / 14:30 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice recently advised that the U.S. Postal Service can deliver these abortion drugs by mail.

Catholic bishops’ pro-life chair applauds passage of ‘Born-Alive’ Act

Jan 12, 2023 / 08:56 am

“We commend the House of Representatives for passing legislation to protect innocent children from infanticide,” Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington said.

Here’s how to pray this year’s Novena for Life that starts on Jan. 12

Jan 12, 2023 / 08:00 am

The novena begins on Thursday, Jan. 12, and concludes on Friday, Jan. 20, the date of the national March for Life in Washington, D.C.

House Republicans to bring pro-life legislation to vote

Jan 11, 2023 / 05:00 am

With a newly sworn-in Congress, Republicans are engaging in a renewed effort to pass pro-life legislation, even if pro-life policy is likely to stall in the Senate.

7 quotes from Cardinal George Pell on life and death

Jan 10, 2023 / 17:58 pm

Cardinal George Pell, who served as prefect emeritus of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy, died on Tuesday at the age of 81.

Australian Cardinal George Pell dies at 81

Jan 10, 2023 / 16:15 pm

The Australian prelate suffered a cardiac arrest and died at 8:50 p.m. Rome time, his secretary confirmed to EWTN. 

Catholic bishops condemn Biden administration’s new policy on abortion pills

Jan 9, 2023 / 14:30 pm

The U.S. Catholic bishops are challenging the Biden administration after the FDA announced for the first time that pharmacies can distribute abortion drugs.

10 quotes from Pope Benedict XVI on the beauty of love and suffering

Jan 3, 2023 / 14:30 pm

When Pope Benedict XVI published his first encyclical, he chose an everlasting topic: love.

The story behind Pope Benedict XVI’s red shoes

Jan 1, 2023 / 09:00 am

Benedict’s choice of shoes stands out because his predecessor and successor — St. John Paul II and Pope Francis — opted for alternatives.

Why are the Solemnity of Mary and the World Day of Peace on the same day?

Jan 1, 2023 / 04:00 am

Jan. 1 marks more than the start of a new year — it is also the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, and the World Day of Peace.

LIVE UPDATES: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI dies at age 95

Dec 31, 2022 / 05:25 am

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, a leading theologian of the 20th century, has died at the age of 95. Follow here for live updates.

Meet the Holy Innocents: The ‘infant martyrs’ who died for Baby Jesus

Dec 28, 2022 / 09:35 am

The Holy Innocents did not know Jesus, but they died in his place. Dec. 28 marks the feast of these baby boys who are, today, recognized as the first martyrs and pro-life patron saints.

D.C. basilica offers virtual tour of the joyful mysteries for Christmas

Dec 27, 2022 / 13:26 pm

Five chapels inside the vast Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception depict the five Joyful Mysteries, juxtaposed with parallel scenes from the Old Testament.