CNA Columns

This week on the podcast: controversy over a book purportedly co-written by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah about priestly... (Read more)
The draft of the Curia reform, Praedicate Evangelium, does not even mention the office of the Pope emeritus. It is as if Benedict XVI’s 2013... (Read more)
Patricia Sandoval was 12 years-old when an instructor from Planned Parenthood taught her and her classmates about “safe” sex. After three... (Read more)
What can a priest do if a penitent confesses to murder? JD and Ed take this question from a friend. They also discuss McCarrick’s move from a... (Read more)
2020 seems to be the year in which Pope Francis will be able to change the Curia profoundly, along with the profile of the worldwide episcopate.... (Read more)
Epiphany is more than just the the three kings visiting the child Jesus. It also celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River and Jesus’... (Read more)
I would like to get through this life without ever having to injure or kill another human being. I suppose I’d have to consider myself a pacifist.... (Read more)
Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon talk about Christmas in London, the drone strike in Iran, Pope Francis slapping away the hand of a Catholic woman,... (Read more)
For centuries, Latin rite Catholics celebrated the Circumcision of the Lord on January 1. That practice ended in 1960. But, what was the... (Read more)
Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon are your hosts for the last episode of Editor’s Desk this year. On this episode, JD and Ed revisit their picks for... (Read more)