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

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.

Richmond bishop condemns FBI memo that sought to link Latin Mass to violent extremism

Feb 13, 2023 / 19:44 pm

Bishop Barry Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond Feb. 13 called for members of Congress from Virginia to publicly condemn a leaked FBI memorandum.

Surprise hit ‘Lourdes’ documentary, coming to U.S. theaters, captures miracles of a different sort

Feb 5, 2023 / 05:00 am

The film, which will be in 700 U.S. theaters Feb. 8 and 9, presents a unique and affecting view of the Catholic pilgrimage site.

How the ‘satanic’ New York City courthouse statue is all about abortion

Jan 28, 2023 / 06:00 am

The artist created the statue as a homage to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a lament over the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Pope Francis unpacks Jesus’ good news: ‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled’

Jan 25, 2023 / 11:01 am

Pope Francis told Christians Wednesday that if they want to understand Jesus they should pay close attention to the “good news” he brings in his sermon in the Nazareth synagogue.

Tony Dungy to pro-life march: God used a football game to show power of prayer

Jan 20, 2023 / 15:25 pm

Dungy, who spoke at the March for Life with his wife, Lauren, told the crowd that the nation needs to pray for the unborn in the same way they prayed for Damar Hamlin.

U.S. bishops urge Biden administration to ‘reverse its present course’ on immigration

Jan 8, 2023 / 09:48 am

The bishops declared their opposition to the administration’s new rules and said those who flee violence have a right to seek safety in the U.S.

Catholic converts: ‘Benedict XVI led me into the Catholic Church’

Jan 2, 2023 / 11:00 am

In the days after news spread that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was nearing the end of his life, a number of Catholic converts shared that they came to faith through the writing and teachings of the late pope. 

In stepping down, Benedict XVI carved out new role as ‘contemplative’ pope

Jan 2, 2023 / 06:00 am

On Feb. 11, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI dropped a bombshell.