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

U.S. bishops vote to take first steps to declare Adele Brise a saint

Jun 14, 2024 / 17:35 pm

Brise, an immigrant from Belgium living in northern Wisconsin, witnessed the first and only approved Marian apparition in the United States in 1859.

Pope Francis’ ambassador conveys Holy Father’s enthusiasm for Eucharistic revival

Jun 14, 2024 / 12:30 pm

“Pope Francis is united with us in his desire that people rediscover the power of the Eucharist,” Cardinal Christophe Pierre said.

Archbishop Broglio reminds bishops about Church teaching on transgenderism

Jun 14, 2024 / 08:00 am

Broglio’s remarks come less than a month after news broke that a woman identifying as a man was living a religious vocation as a male hermit in Kentucky.

U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair on opposition to abortion pill: It’s ‘because we love women’ 

Jun 14, 2024 / 05:00 am

The high court’s unanimous decision on Thursday found that the plaintiffs did not have legal standing to sue the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

U.S. bishops gear up for spring gathering in Louisville, Kentucky

Jun 12, 2024 / 10:15 am

During public sessions beginning June 13, the bishops will vote on whether to approve a draft document that contains a pastoral plan for Native American ministry.

‘Come join us!’: Washington, DC’s ‘Little Rome’ hosts 1,200 for Eucharistic procession

Jun 10, 2024 / 16:00 pm

The numbers of faithful in the streets drew the attention of curious onlookers who stood on their front lawns and apartment balconies to get a closer look.

The AI dilemma: job loss, hallucinations, and virtual girlfriends

Feb 27, 2024 / 12:05 pm

At the New York Encounter, recently held in Manhattan, panelists spoke about the challenges — and benefits — of artificial intelligence.

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.