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

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. 

Tourist who ‘wanted to see the pope’ smashes busts at the Vatican Museums

Oct 5, 2022 / 15:30 pm

A man visiting the Vatican museums in Rome on Wednesday flung two ancient Roman busts to the ground, causing moderate damage to the valuable works of art.

Maryland priest accused of sexual abuse of minors placed on administrative leave

Oct 4, 2022 / 15:15 pm

A priest at a parish in Garrett Park, Maryland, has been placed on administrative leave after he was accused of sexually abusing minors before he became a priest.

U.S. bishops nominate candidates for conference president and vice president

Oct 4, 2022 / 11:41 am

The U.S. bishops released on Tuesday the names of the 10 candidates nominated to be the next president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Afghan refugees reunited with baby thanks to pro-life pregnancy center

Sep 28, 2022 / 15:51 pm

The last time they saw Jasoor was over a year ago — they had been separated from him for more than half of his young life.

A handful of Catholic leaders and others voice support for Cardinal Zen as his trial begins

Sep 26, 2022 / 17:00 pm

These are Catholic leaders, scholars, and human rights activists who have publicly shown their support for Zen as his trial commences.

Pastor and more than 80 others kidnapped in attacks on two Nigerian churches

Sep 23, 2022 / 15:00 pm

On Sept. 17, militants raided the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Suleja in Niger state and abducted dozens of worshippers gathered for an all-night vigil.

Which U.S. states rank first (and last) in religious freedom protections?

Sep 23, 2022 / 07:00 am

The states are ranked according to how many laws are on the books that protect the free exercise of religion.

Catholic Charities to provide aid to Puerto Ricans devastated by Hurricane Fiona

Sep 20, 2022 / 15:51 pm

More than a day after Hurricane Fiona dumped 30 inches of rain on Puerto Rico, a million people still do not have electricity, and 760,000 are without running water.

Update: Notre Dame football coach calls conversion to Catholic faith ‘a personal decision’

Sep 16, 2022 / 11:10 am

Head football coach Marcus Freeman told members of the press Sept. 15 that he had tried to keep his recent conversion to the Catholic faith under wraps.

UN human rights report on Nicaragua cites ‘attacks on Catholic Church’

Sep 15, 2022 / 09:50 am

The United Nations Human Rights Council released a report Sept. 13 that condemned the regime of Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega.

Notre Dame head football coach Marcus Freeman joins the Catholic Church

Sep 14, 2022 / 12:10 pm

“Welcome to our newest Catholic, Marcus Freeman,” read an announcement in the Sept. 11 bulletin published by St. Pius X Catholic Church in Granger, Indiana.