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 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.

Are Halloween ‘hell houses’ a good way to save souls?

Oct 29, 2022 / 10:55 am

Popular among evangelical Protestant churches in the South, these “judgment houses” typically stage dramatic representations depicting what happens after people die.

YouTube shuts down EWTN’s Polish channel

Oct 25, 2022 / 18:00 pm

For the second time in less than two years, EWTN’s affiliate in Poland has had its YouTube channel suspended, the general director of EWTN Poland reported.

Netflix series ‘Vatican Girl’ offers up conspiracy theories in the style of Dan Brown

Oct 20, 2022 / 16:22 pm

The true-crime documentary series suggests, among other theories, that “someone close to the pope” may have been involved in the possible murder of a missing teenage girl.

Vatican: Pro-abortion member of Pontifical Academy for Life contributes to ‘dialogue’

Oct 19, 2022 / 14:45 pm

The Pontifical Academy for Life issued a statement Wednesday defending the recent appointment of an outspoken advocate for abortion rights.

Pope Francis appoints pro-abortion economist to Pontifical Academy for Life

Oct 18, 2022 / 15:00 pm

One of the newest members of the Pontifical Academy for Life appointed by Pope Francis is an outspoken advocate of abortion rights.

Eucharistic Revival team releases playbook on how to ‘enkindle a relationship with Jesus’  

Oct 16, 2022 / 09:02 am

When a 2019 Pew survey revealed that only 31% of Catholics believe in a basic tenet of their faith, the U.S. Catholic bishops decided to take action.

‘Rosary rally’ outside U.S. Capitol to unleash prayers for a ‘world gone mad’

Oct 7, 2022 / 13:00 pm

On Sunday, Oct. 9, a eucharistic procession will make its way to the National Mall not far from the U.S. Capitol, where a rosary rally will be held to offer prayers.

Catholic schools are booming — new EWTN poll sheds light on possible reasons

Oct 7, 2022 / 06:00 am

Catholic voters expressed dissatisfaction with several aspects of public education, which may help explain why Catholic school enrollment is increasing nationwide.