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

Three bishops on the Camino to Santiago: An exclusive interview with Bishop James Conley

Sep 11, 2022 / 06:38 am

The three walked 15 to 24 miles a day along the Camino, just as pilgrims have been doing for more than 1,000 years, praying and talking with the people they met.

Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96

Sep 8, 2022 / 11:34 am

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, and the oldest and longest-serving head of state in the world, died at the age of 96 Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland after a brief illness.

Ukraine’s Vatican ambassador rebukes Pope Francis for mention of Moscow car bomb victim

Aug 25, 2022 / 12:05 pm

Ukraine’s ambassador to the Holy See criticized Pope Francis on Wednesday for lamenting the car bombing that killed the daughter of an ally of Russian President Vladmir Putin.

Twenty years ago John Paul II entrusted the world to Divine Mercy with this prayer

Aug 17, 2022 / 04:00 am

On Aug. 17, 2002, twenty years ago today, Pope John Paul II entrusted the world to Divine Mercy as he consecrated the International Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki, Poland.

‘The Atlantic’ publishes article on the rosary as symbol of far-right, violent extremism

Aug 15, 2022 / 16:06 pm

The author describes photos of rosary beads "made of cartridge casings, and complete with gun-metal-finish crucifixes."

Bishops urge passage of bill that would give same sentences to crack and powder cocaine offenders

Aug 11, 2022 / 16:50 pm

Legislation passed in the House of Representatives would eliminate a disparity in federal sentencing the bishops say has a disproportionate effect on Black people.

Vatican enlists influencers to get young, disenchanted Catholics to answer Synod survey

Aug 9, 2022 / 16:34 pm

Jimmy Akin, a Catholic apologist and a host of the popular radio call-in show Catholic Answers Live, was tapped by the Vatican to reach out to Catholics whose voices haven't been heard.

Archie Battersbee’s legal fight for life at ‘the end,’ says mother

Aug 3, 2022 / 19:00 pm

The mother of 12-year-old Archie Battersbee said that the family is “at the end” of their efforts to keep their son on life support after the European Court of Appeals (ECHR) refused to intervene in the UK case.

Catholics respond with prayer and song when protesters disrupt conference

Aug 2, 2022 / 14:15 pm

The incident happened July 30 at a gathering hosted by the Napa Institute in California.

No remains unearthed yet from Canada’s residential school grave sites

Jul 25, 2022 / 18:48 pm

No excavation has been done at suspected grave sites at residential schools in Canada. Yet media outlets continue to report incorrectly that the “remains” of hundreds of children have been discovered.

Thieves return relic of Precious Blood of Jesus stolen from medieval church

Jul 23, 2022 / 07:27 am

It seems that once the culprits discovered that the box contained a relic of Jesus, they wanted nothing to do with it.

Testimony: China-backed cobalt mines in Congo exploit 40,000 child workers

Jul 16, 2022 / 04:00 am

The mines “are often no more than narrow shafts dug into the ground, which is why children are recruited — and in many cases forced — to descend into them," one witness said.

New poll: Catholic voters sour on Biden, Democrats

Jul 14, 2022 / 16:01 pm

A majority of likely Catholic voters are unhappy with President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress, according to a poll commissioned by EWTN News and conducted by RealClear Opinion Research.