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

Bishops elect Burbidge pro-life chair; other votes signal no dramatic policy shifts

Nov 16, 2022 / 12:10 pm

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, was elected chair of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee Wednesday.

2022 Midterms: Which party came out on top? Stay tuned!

Nov 9, 2022 / 07:55 am

The American people spoke on Election Day, but it’s not clear yet what they were trying to say.

Pope Francis to youth in Bahrain: ‘The Church needs you!’

Nov 5, 2022 / 09:33 am

The pope’s historic trip to Bahrain continued Sunday with a meeting with young people at a Catholic school.

Report details decades of alleged clergy sex abuse in Michigan diocese

Oct 27, 2022 / 11:46 am

The Michigan attorney general’s report, which does not make a judgment on which allegations are credible, names 44 priests from the Diocese of Marquette accused of sexual misconduct since the 1940s.

Oz, Fetterman spar on abortion in Pennsylvania debate

Oct 25, 2022 / 20:35 pm

The candidates’ latest comments come as a new EWTN poll shows a majority of Catholic voters in the state support Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz over Democrat John Fetterman.

Benedict XVI reflects on Vatican II in new letter

Oct 21, 2022 / 07:05 am

The letter provides fresh observations from one of the few remaining theologians to have personally participated in Vatican II, which opened 60 years ago this month.

Mark Houck calls men to fight ‘noble battles.’ A controversial indictment is his biggest one yet

Oct 7, 2022 / 18:07 pm

A look at the Catholic father of seven at the center of a growing debate over the FBI's actions toward the pro-life community.

Amid outcry, FBI disputes account of raid at pro-life Catholic family’s home

Sep 26, 2022 / 15:00 pm

The alleged circumstances of the Sept. 23 arrest of Mark Houck have led to a public outcry about what many view as an unnecessary show of force by the FBI.

New information raises questions about FBI raid on Catholic father of 7

Sep 25, 2022 / 17:31 pm

As of Sunday night, an online fund drive had raised more than $126,000 to help the family, far surpassing an initial $30,000 goal.

On-campus drag show blasted for mocking Catholic faith prompts investigation

Sep 10, 2022 / 11:22 am

Tennessee Tech University says it is investigating the circumstances surrounding a recent on-campus show by a drag performer dressed like a Franciscan friar.

Archie Battersbee, 12, dies after being taken off life support against his parents’ wishes

Aug 7, 2022 / 06:40 am

Archie had been in a coma since April when he was found unconscious with a ligature around his neck.

Two-year-old lawsuit accusing Theodore McCarrick of repeatedly raping boy still pending in NJ

Aug 5, 2022 / 18:00 pm

The nearly two-year-old lawsuit, one of several against McCarrick, has received significant media coverage due to the graphic nature of the allegations.

Detroit auxiliary bishop denies allegation of sexually abusing minor

Aug 2, 2022 / 21:10 pm

The sexual assaults are alleged to have taken place from 1989 to 1990 while Paul Russell was a priest in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Coveting wealth and possessions blind us to the ‘true goods of life,’ Pope Francis says

Jul 31, 2022 / 06:32 am

Covetousness is the “unbridled greed for possessions, always desiring to be rich,” the pope explained.

Arlington bishop curtails Traditional Latin Masses

Jul 30, 2022 / 12:53 pm

Thirteen parishes must stop offering Traditional Latin Masses come Sept. 8.

Kentucky judge dismisses life at conception as a ‘Christian and Catholic belief’

Jul 22, 2022 / 19:11 pm

The Kentucky judge's statement stands at odds with the position of the Catholic Church and other pro-life groups that it is a matter of scientific fact that human life begins at conception.

Cardinal Gregory restricts Traditional Latin Masses to three locations in DC archdiocese

Jul 22, 2022 / 08:00 am

The new policy also requires priests to seek permission to say Mass "ad orientem."

Croatian aid meant to show victims of Nigeria church attack that 'you are not forgotten'

Jul 18, 2022 / 17:33 pm

Forty-one people were killed by gunmen who opened fire during a Pentecost Sunday Mass.

Pro-life leaders react: House passes first abortion bills after Roe

Jul 15, 2022 / 17:50 pm

Democrats lack the votes to get the pro-abortion Women's Health Protection Act through the Senate.

Pastor of Catholic church in Bethesda, Maryland, describes arson, desecration of tabernacle

Jul 10, 2022 / 21:37 pm

St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish was one of three Bethesda churches hit by vandalism over the weekend.