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

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.

Here are the last words spoken by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Jan 1, 2023 / 12:12 pm

The retired pope spoke the words shortly after his longtime personal secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein briefly stepped out of the room, according to a Vatican News account.

Seeing with the eye of faith: encountering Jesus through great works of art

Dec 29, 2022 / 10:05 am

Pierre-Marie Dumont talks to CNA about his new book, “Jesus in Art and Literature.”

Frank Pavone cancels Mass but vows legal action after Vatican dismisses him from priesthood

Dec 18, 2022 / 11:29 am

In a Dec. 13 letter to U.S. bishops, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, wrote that the prefect of the Dicastery for the Clergy issued the decision to dismiss Pavone from the priesthood.

Pope Francis explains to America Magazine why women cannot be ordained priests

Nov 28, 2022 / 12:30 pm

Pope Francis unequivocally stated that women cannot be ordained as priests but emphasized the important role they have to play in the life of the Church. 

Christmas shopping? Check out these gifts handmade by monks and nuns

Nov 25, 2022 / 07:00 am

If you’re looking for unique handmade gifts for those on your list, you’re going to love these delicious treats and original crafts created by Catholic monks and nuns.

Catholic publisher pulls book on princess saints after illustrator says it was her idea

Nov 22, 2022 / 17:30 pm

Ascension made the move following social media posts by illustrator Fabiola Garza. The company denies any wrongdoing.

Exclusive interview: 7 questions for Archbishop Cordileone 

Nov 20, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco sat down with CNA for an interview during a break at the U.S. bishops’ fall meeting in Baltimore last week.

9 key things the U.S. bishops did at their fall meeting in Baltimore

Nov 18, 2022 / 13:35 pm

Here’s a summary of key actions taken at the U.S.Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) fall plenary assembly.

U.S. bishops decide to put off rewriting voting guide until after 2024 election

Nov 16, 2022 / 17:30 pm

“Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” is meant to advise Catholic voters on how to apply Church teaching to the decisions they make in the ballot box.

U.S. Catholic bishops affirm support for Ukraine war with Russia

Nov 16, 2022 / 14:08 pm

Pledges of continued support following an impassioned speech by Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia.

10 things to look for at the U.S. bishops’ fall meeting this week

Nov 14, 2022 / 09:30 am

The U.S. bishops will choose a new president and vice president and discuss their voting guide, eucharistic revival, and the war in Ukraine, among other topics.

Democrats poised to take three state legislatures from GOP; could affect abortion bans

Nov 9, 2022 / 13:36 pm

As the results of Tuesday’s election trickle in, Democrats are threatening to take control of several state legislatures that had been in Republican hands.

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.

Georgia Senate race: Walker and Warnock may be headed for December runoff

Nov 8, 2022 / 23:30 pm

The hard-fought Georgia Senate race between Republican Herschel Walker and the incumbent Democrat, Sen. Raphael Warnock, now appears to be headed for a runoff election on Dec. 6.

Nigerian bishop addresses the evils of Islamist extremism at interfaith summit

Nov 3, 2022 / 17:30 pm

Addressing the G20 Religion Forum in Bali, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah testified to the violence committed against both Christians and Muslims.