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 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.

Nigerian bishop, a former New Yorker, calls church massacre ‘my own Sept. 11th’

Jul 6, 2022 / 09:36 am

Bishop Jude Arogundade wants the world to know that a genocide against Christians is happening in Nigeria.

This leadership expert is guiding faithful Catholics from the pew to the boardroom

Jul 3, 2022 / 11:18 am

Meet the founder of the Tepeyac Leadership Institute, Cristofer Pereyra.

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in historic abortion decision

Jun 24, 2022 / 08:24 am

The decision marks a historic milestone in the decades-long effort to protect the unborn.

At least 50 feared dead in attack on Catholic church in Nigeria

Jun 5, 2022 / 09:13 am

Such attacks in southwestern Nigeria are rare, while they have escalated sharply in the north in recent months.

Update on unrest: Tabernacle stolen, Catholic church defaced, pregnancy clinic vandalized

May 9, 2022 / 16:30 pm

More criminal acts targeting Catholic churches and pro-life advocates were reported Monday, after a Mother’s Day weekend marked by unrest in multiple locations in the U.S. tied to anger over a possible Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

Roe v. Wade: Chief Justice Roberts orders investigation into source of 'egregious' leak

May 3, 2022 / 10:12 am

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. called the leak of a preliminary draft opinion in a pivotal abortion case a "betrayal of the confidences" of the Supreme Court.

Roe v. Wade: 12 things to know about the leaked abortion opinion

May 3, 2022 / 08:08 am

The news organization Politico on Monday night published what it said was a leaked draft of the eagerly anticipated Supreme Court decision in the Mississippi abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Here's what you need to know about this stunning development.

Pope Francis: 'The Lord is not looking for perfect Christians'

Apr 24, 2022 / 07:06 am

Jesus’ merciful words to a doubting St. Thomas reminds us that the Lord does not expect us to be “perfect Christians,” Pope Francis said in his Regina Caeli reflection on Divine Mercy Sunday.