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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

Mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe inside Christ Cathedral in Orange, California

CNA Newsroom: "The Future is Latino"

CNA Newsroom

Aug 9, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

The Latino population within the U.S. Church is booming, but is the Church ready to welcome them? Read more

A Traditional Latin Mass.

CNA Newsroom: 'Extraordinary Times for the Extraordinary Form'

CNA Newsroom

Aug 2, 2021

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

This week on CNA Newsroom, Catholics talk about their love for the Traditional Latin Mass, and react to the pope's... Read more

Lauren Allen, the founder of the Catholic infertility ministry the Fruitful Hollow, with her husband.

CNA Newsroom: "Infertility and the power of community"

CNA Newsroom

Jul 26, 2021

By Kate Olivera

This week on CNA Newsroom, three Catholics talk about their infertility and the groundbreaking online ministry that has given them... Read more

Father Matthew Breslin blesses his sister shortly after his May 29, 2021 ordination

CNA Newsroom: "Meet the Parents"

CNA Newsroom

Jul 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

We’ve shared vocation stories on this podcast in the past, but this week we thought we would talk to the... Read more

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CNA Newsroom: "Home Sweet Home"

CNA Newsroom

Jul 12, 2021

By CNA Staff

This week on the podcast, experts talk about the need for legal protections for renters as the national eviction moratorium... Read more

CNA Newsroom: "Pride and the Pirate Nun"

CNA Newsroom

Jun 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

This week on the podcast, Catholics respond to the phenomenon of “Pride Month” and reflect on living out the Church’s... Read more

CNA Newsroom: The Great Communion Debate

CNA Newsroom

Jun 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

We speak with several bishops before and after the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Spring Meeting, with a particular focus... Read more

Police officers watch as altar servers enter the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver for the funeral of police officer Eric Talley.

CNA Newsroom: Blessed are the Peacemakers

CNA Newsroom

Jun 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

How can people of faith respond to gun violence? We speak to a recent victim of an armed robbery, Bishop... Read more