Shannon Mullen

Shannon Mullen

Shannon Mullen is the Editor-in-Chief of CNA. He previously worked as a features writer, investigative reporter, and editor with the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press. He has received numerous national reporting awards and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Articles by Shannon Mullen

New doctrine chief welcomes debate but warns bishops about ‘schism’ risks

Sep 11, 2023 / 17:13 pm

The Argentine prelate said theological debate deepens the Church’s understanding of the Gospel.

Ulma family beatified on a ‘day of joy’ in Poland

Sep 10, 2023 / 09:51 am

It was the first time the Church has beatified an entire family at the same time.

Theodore McCarrick: ‘I have trouble with words’

Aug 31, 2023 / 15:30 pm

The former cardinal’s eloquence made him a force in the Catholic Church. Now, his loss for words appears to have spared him from criminal prosecution.

These parishioners have sent 3 million meals to Haiti. Here’s how they do it

Aug 20, 2023 / 07:00 am

Everything about St. Matthew, a mega-parish in Charlotte, North Carolina, is super-sized, including its charitable outreach.

‘Attend to the planet and poor,’ Pope Francis urges college students

Aug 3, 2023 / 08:50 am

Pope Francis began his second day in Portugal with a meeting with Catholic students and members of an educational youth movement he helped create.

Shroud of Turin gets ‘true crime’ treatment in science-driven documentary

Jul 29, 2023 / 16:55 pm

“The Shroud: Face to Face” is set for release in November 2023.

Mike Pence at Catholic conference: ‘God is not done with America yet’

Jul 28, 2023 / 13:10 pm

The former vice president, now an evangelical Protestant, emphasized his Catholic upbringing and pro-life convictions in a Napa keynote address.

Judge dismisses Texas monastery’s lawsuit against Fort Worth bishop

Jul 1, 2023 / 10:45 am

The Carmelite nuns of the Most Holy Trinity Monastery in Arlington, Texas, plan to appeal the judge’s ruling.

UPDATE: Vatican-ordered investigation targets Bishop Strickland of Tyler, Texas

Jun 25, 2023 / 11:11 am

The Vatican’s Dicastery for Bishops has completed a formal investigation of Bishop Joseph E. Strickland and the Diocese of Tyler, Texas.

Synod on Synodality document outlines discussion questions for October assembly

Jun 20, 2023 / 06:30 am

“Discernment” topics include women deacons, priestly celibacy, and greater decision-making by the “People of God.”

‘A unifying moment’: Sister Wilhelmina’s nuns share their story in exclusive TV interview

Jun 4, 2023 / 08:00 am

When the abbess of her order peered into Sister Wilhelmina’s coffin she screamed for joy: “I see a foot!”

Penitential rite held after naked man stands on St. Peter’s Basilica’s main altar

Jun 3, 2023 / 08:04 am

A Polish national stripped off his clothes and climbed onto the basilica’s high altar on June 1.

PHOTOS: Thousands visiting Sister Wilhelmina's body over holiday weekend

May 28, 2023 / 14:05 pm

Up to 15,000 pilgrims expected on Sunday alone, county sheriff says.

Morticians mystified by Sister Wilhelmina’s body: ‘Something special going on there’

May 26, 2023 / 13:45 pm

The local bishop, who has contacted Rome, says a “thorough investigation” is needed to answer “important questions.”

LA Archdiocese: Dodgers’ decision to honor drag queen nuns disparages real religious sisters

May 23, 2023 / 13:53 pm

The archdiocese called for “all Catholics and people of goodwill to stand against bigotry and hate in any form.” 

LA Dodgers reverse course, will honor anti-Catholic drag group at Pride Night game

May 23, 2023 / 00:01 am

“A full apology and explanation was given to us by the Dodgers staff which we accept,” the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence said Monday.

Moms on campus: How are Catholic colleges helping students facing unexpected pregnancies?

May 21, 2023 / 05:00 am

Spurred by last year’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, Catholic colleges are devoting more resources to support young moms, a new survey by EWTN News shows.

Guard opens fire as man drives car into Vatican; suspect in custody

May 18, 2023 / 15:13 pm

An unidentified man is in custody after driving a car at high speed through a gate at the Vatican Thursday, the Holy See press office said.

Shutdown of Jimmy Lai filmmaker’s TikTok account reversed after censorship outcry

May 4, 2023 / 00:01 am

The Acton Institute said its TikTok account was abruptly taken down on May 2 without explanation.

Pope Francis calls abortion ‘senseless’ and criticizes gender theory in Budapest speech

Apr 28, 2023 / 11:40 am

The pope said abortion is “always a tragic defeat” in an address to Hungarian authorities.