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.

Articles by Shannon Mullen

America's return to God after 9/11 didn't last long, priest says

Sep 14, 2021 / 16:19 pm

Father John A. Perricone recalled how his noon Mass at St. Agnes in Manhattan on 9/11 was packed with people, many of them caked in ash from the towers’ collapse. But that initial outpouring of faith soon gave way to America's deepening secularization.

Unvaccinated clergy in Lexington, Kentucky barred from ministering to the sick and homebound elderly

Sep 14, 2021 / 08:10 am

Priests of the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 may not minister to the sick and elderly who are homebound, Bishop John Stowe has directed. 

Afghan Christian’s plea to CNA: ‘You are my last hope’

Sep 8, 2021 / 15:12 pm

An Afghan Christian's desperate email to CNA triggered a painstaking effort to try to help him escape the Taliban's wrath. But as many aid groups and others have experienced, there have been bureaucratic obstacles at every turn.

Cardinal Burke tweets that his condition is improving

Aug 28, 2021 / 21:38 pm

In a tweet posted Aug. 28, the 73-year-old Cardinal Burke thanked the health care professionals who have cared for him during his hospitalization and the countless people who have offered prayers on his behalf as he recovers from the effects of COVID-19.

Desperate Afghan Christians turned away at airport, aid groups say

Aug 25, 2021 / 14:56 pm

Looming over the deepening humanitarian crisis is a deadline of Friday for civilian evacuation operations at the Kabul airport to give way to the transport of the remaining 5,400 U.S. military personnel in the country in order to meet a target date of Aug. 31, set months ago by the Biden administration, for a complete U.S. withdraw from Afghanistan.