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An important announcement from our podcast studio

CNA Newsroom

Apr 25, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Please listen. Read more

Stations of the Cross at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Rome.

PODCAST: The Beauty of Holy Week

CNA Newsroom

Apr 11, 2022

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

This week on the CNA Newsroom podcast, we want to get you thinking and meditating on the beauty that accompanies... Read more

People raise the Ukrainian flag at Pope Francis' Angelus adrdess at the Vatican, March 6, 2022.

Reporting from war-torn Ukraine, this Catholic journalist keeps the faith

CNA Newsroom

Mar 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

How one Catholic in Ukraine is responding to the invasion with prayer and trust in God. Read more

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What do Colorado and Africa have in common? Ask St. Joseph

CNA Newsroom

Mar 14, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

This week on the podcast, we'll tell you about an unexpected connection that continues to this day. Read more

Father Mike Schmitz is the host of the podcast "the Bible in a Year," produced by Ascension.

How "The Bible in a Year" podcast changed the world

CNA Newsroom

Feb 28, 2022

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

“The Bible in a Year” podcast with Father Mike Schmitz touched hundreds of thousands of lives beginning in 2021. We... Read more

St. Valentine’s skull in the minor basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome, Italy. Photo credits: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

The Real St. Valentine

CNA Newsroom

Feb 14, 2022

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

Who was this guy, anyway? Read more

The Pillars of Creation, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Spaced out: A Catholic scientist makes an unusual discovery

CNA Newsroom

Jan 31, 2022

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

This week on the podcast, a Catholic scientist talks about his fascinating discovery in space and its significance, as well... Read more

Sister Sue Ann Hall (left) and Sister Delores Vogt of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity welcome visitors to Our Lady of Guadalupe convent in St. Louis.

Abortions trickle at St. Louis clinic after convent opens across the street

CNA Newsroom

Jan 18, 2022

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Our Lady of Guadalupe convent in St. Louis has an unlikely neighbor: an abortion clinic. Since the convent opened in... Read more

Rotary phone.

Who ya gonna call...for prayers?

CNA Newsroom

Jan 5, 2022

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

An innovative prayer hotline has been a surprising success since its launch at the beginning of the pandemic. Read more

John Kraemer holds a large Lego cross that will form the basis for his church building's roof.

This disability advocate builds a new Catholic Church each year...out of Legos

CNA Newsroom

Dec 20, 2021

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

John Kraemer isn’t an architect, but he’s probably built more buildings than a lot of real architects. The only difference?... Read more

Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green.

This bishop braves the Australian Outback daily to care for his Catholics

CNA Newsroom

Dec 6, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green leads the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes in the Australian Outback. He tells us about the extraordinary challenges and... Read more

Black Elk (L) and Elk of the Oglala Lakota (R) 1887. Public Domain.

The powerful witness of Native American Catholics

CNA Newsroom

Nov 22, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Pablo Tac was a young Luiseño Indian man who wished to become a missionary priest. A petition to open his... Read more

Msgr. Stephen Rossetti.

Diary of an Exorcist

CNA Newsroom

Oct 25, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti has been an exorcist in the Archdiocese of Washington for more than a dozen years. He shares... Read more

Molly Burhans presents one of her maps to Pope Francis and Cardinal Peter Turkson (center) at the Vatican during summer 2018.

Mapping the Catholic Church, Healing the Earth

CNA Newsroom

Oct 11, 2021

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

This week on the podcast, we'll talk to Molly Burhans, a Catholic scientist and mapmaker who is using high-tech maps... Read more

Students attend Sunday Mass at St. Paul Parish in Harvard Square.

What’s it like to be Catholic at Harvard?

CNA Newsroom

Sep 27, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Harvard University’s more than 40 chaplains elected an atheist, humanist “chief chaplain” last month. We talk with one of Harvard’s... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in the Franso Hariri Stadium in Erbil, Iraq, March 7, 2021.

How Pope Francis changed Iraq

CNA Newsroom

Sep 20, 2021

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

Iraq is a country where people of different faiths have coexisted for thousands of years, but in recent decades, conflict... Read more

Taliban fighters gather along a street during a rally in Kabul on August 31, 2021 as they celebrate after the U.S. pulled all its troops out of the country to end a brutal 20-year war.

An Afghan Christian’s plea: “You are my last hope”

CNA Newsroom

Sep 13, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

A young Christian, desperate to flee Afghanistan, exchanges frantic messages with a CNA employee, pleading for help as the Taliban... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York ordains Tom Colucci to the priesthood in May 2016.

Twenty years on from 9/11, how an NYC firefighter became a Catholic priest

CNA Newsroom

Aug 30, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Today, Fr. Tom Colucci is a priest in the Archdiocese of New York. But back in 2001, he was a... Read more

Maren Latham with Fr. Philip Creurer, at her 2018 baptism.

A devout Mormon’s conversion to the Catholic Church

CNA Newsroom

Aug 24, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Maren Latham shares the story of her conversion from the Mormon religion to the Catholic Church. Read more

Mother Angelica, center, is followed by a taping crew outside EWTN headquarters in Irondale, Alabama.

The Story of EWTN: From Garage Startup to Global Catholic TV Network

CNA Newsroom

Aug 16, 2021

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

EWTN might never have succeeded if it weren't for these miracles. Read more