Zelda Caldwell

Zelda Caldwell

Zelda Caldwell is News Editor at Catholic News Agency based in Washington, DC. She previously worked for Aleteia, as News and Culture editor.

Articles by Zelda Caldwell

This weekend’s New York Encounter: Come ‘verify that our soul is still there’ 

Feb 14, 2024 / 13:15 pm

This year’s New York Encounter will take place Feb. 16–18 in Manhattan with the theme “Tearing Open the Sleeping Soul.”

Christian population shrinking in China amid ‘crackdown’

Dec 15, 2023 / 16:45 pm

This finding, human rights activists told CNA, is not surprising given the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts in recent years to suppress the practice of Christianity.

Christmas 2023: Handmade gifts from Catholic monasteries

Dec 2, 2023 / 06:00 am

From soap and china to cakes and rosaries, these unique gifts are special to receive — and proceeds support the work and life of monastic communities.

Pope reportedly confirms he is taking away Burke’s apartment, denies calling him his ‘enemy’

Nov 29, 2023 / 17:31 pm

Pope Francis reportedly denied that he referred to Cardinal Raymond Burke as his “enemy,” according to a web post by papal biographer Austen Ivereigh.

Synod’s next steps? U.S. bishops look to Rome for guidance, say priests and poor need a voice

Nov 15, 2023 / 13:15 pm

Bishop Daniel Flores and Bishop Kevin Rhoades emphasized the need for an “executive summary” of the Synod on Synodality’s synthesis document.

USCCB president urges Israel to ‘find a way to negotiate’ to protect civilians

Nov 14, 2023 / 15:03 pm

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, Archbishop Timothy Broglio, on Tuesday called on Israel to pursue negotiations in its war with Hamas terrorists.

Bishops elect new secretary, committee chairs at fall meeting in Baltimore

Nov 14, 2023 / 14:15 pm

The bishops overwhelmingly voted in Coakley of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City as secretary-elect and chairman-elect of the Committee on Priorities and Plans.

Meet the Synod’s scooter-riding Byzantine archbishop who got the pope to wear a trucker hat

Oct 28, 2023 / 06:59 am

A Byzantine Catholic has emerged as one of the most colorful figures participating in the Vatican’s monthlong Synod on Synodality.

COVID on the rise again: Which states now protect churches from closure?

Sep 15, 2023 / 16:40 pm

CNA compiled data on which states now protect houses of worship as “essential” and which do not. Check out our map and see where your state falls.

Cluny Media is rescuing lost and neglected Catholic books of the not-so-distant past

Aug 19, 2023 / 06:00 am

Two 31-year-olds are giving new life to lost and forgotten works, including those of some of the best-known writers in Christendom.

Florida bishops plead with DeSantis to spare life of death row inmate

Jun 2, 2023 / 11:25 am

The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops appealed to the governor to grant a stay and commute convicted murderer Duane Owen’s sentence.

Eduard Habsburg, Hungary’s man at the Vatican, talks Pope Francis, cheesesteak, and family secrets

May 11, 2023 / 14:00 pm

On a recent visit to Washington, D.C., the archduke of Austria sat down with CNA to discuss his new book written especially for Americans.

Five French priests martyred in anti-Catholic uprising of 1871 beatified in Paris

Apr 25, 2023 / 10:40 am

“As pastors inspired by apostolic zeal, the priests were united in their witness to the faith to the point of martyrdom,” Pope Francis said.

Pope John Paul II declared Divine Mercy Sunday a feast 23 years ago

Apr 16, 2023 / 06:00 am

On April 30, 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized Maria Faustina Kowalska and declared the second Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday.

Pope Francis called in exorcists as archbishop, says ‘devil tries to attack everyone’

Apr 12, 2023 / 13:55 pm

In a recently published interview, Pope Francis said he called in exorcists when he was archbishop and warned that the devil is always trying to attack everyone.

Texas federal judge issues ruling in highly anticipated abortion pill case

Apr 7, 2023 / 20:45 pm

Contradictory federal court rulings on April 7 left the status of mifepristone — the first of two drugs used in chemical abortions — uncertain.

Pope Francis visits pediatric oncology ward at hospital, baptizes newborn baby

Mar 31, 2023 / 09:32 am

While staying at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital where he is undergoing treatment for bronchitis, Pope Francis paid a visit Friday to the pediatric oncology ward.

Priest reports possible eucharistic miracle at Connecticut church

Mar 26, 2023 / 11:20 am

“They were running out of hosts and all of a sudden more hosts were there.”

Vatican’s ambassador during Iraq war: Under Saddam Hussein ‘the Church was respected’

Mar 21, 2023 / 10:41 am

The papal nuncio in Iraq at the time of the U.S. invasion 20 years ago said Christians in Iraq were worse off after Saddam Hussein was removed from power.

At New York Encounter: A monk turned bishop shares the roadmap of his spiritual journey

Feb 22, 2023 / 12:47 pm

A highlight of this year’s event was a conversation between a Catholic monk and a top papal diplomat that explored the desires of the human heart and its fulfillment in Christ.