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CNA Editor's Desk

CNA Editor's Desk: Ed’s Quick Takes on the Week

CNA Editor's Desk

Dec 11, 2020

By CNA Staff

CNA's DC Editor Ed Condon takes the lead on the podcast, giving you the rundown of this week's top stories. ... Read more

Baptism.

CNA Editor's Desk: It’s Canonical Big Block of Cheese Day!

CNA Editor's Desk

Nov 25, 2020

By CNA Staff

Editors - and canon lawyers - JD Flynn and Ed Condon take questions from listeners in this special Thanksgiving episode. Questions include... Read more

CNA Editor's Desk: The Problem with Tribalism

CNA Editor's Desk

Nov 20, 2020

By CNA Staff

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon return this week to talk at length about the US Bishops’ Fall General Assembly. ... Read more

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CNA Editor's Desk: "The McCarrick Report is here"

CNA Editor's Desk

Nov 12, 2020

By CNA Staff

This week on the podcast, editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the long-awaited “McCarrick Report,” which chronicles the many... Read more

CNA Editor's Desk: "A Toast to Transparency"

CNA Editor's Desk

Nov 6, 2020

By CNA Staff

On this week's podcast, editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the still-contested general election in the US; the McCarrick... Read more

CNA Editor's Desk: "Airport Code or Religious Order?"

CNA Editor's Desk

Oct 30, 2020

By CNA Staff

In this week’s podcast episode, editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss Halloween; an Islamist attack in a church in... Read more

Screenshot from the documentary "Francesco" with original subtitles.

CNA Editor's Desk: "What's up (with the) doc"

CNA Editor's Desk

Oct 23, 2020

By CNA Staff

In this week’s episode, editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss a documentary film that appears to show footage of... Read more

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Oct. 13, 2020.

CNA Editor's Desk: "The Reversal of JD Flynn"

CNA Editor's Desk

Oct 16, 2020

By CNA Staff

This week on the podcast, editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of prospective Justice... Read more

Pope Francis signs his new encyclical, Fratelli tutti, on the altar before the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 3, 2020. Photo

CNA Editor's Desk: "That's all, folks"

CNA Editor's Desk

Oct 9, 2020

By CNA Staff

In this week’s podcast episode, editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the pope’s new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti; they also... Read more

President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden during the Sept. 29 debate.

CNA Editor's Desk: "How did we get here?"

CNA Editor's Desk

Oct 2, 2020

By CNA Staff

This week on the podcast, editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon briefly discuss the first presidential debate, the annual Al... Read more

The White House, Washington, DC.

CNA Editor's Desk: "The Blest Wing"

CNA Editor's Desk

Sep 18, 2020

By CNA Staff

This week on the podcast, editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the second known instance of a priest realizing... Read more

CNA Editor's Desk: Masks and McCarrick

CNA Editor's Desk

Sep 4, 2020

By CNA Staff

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon crack open the Code of Canon Law to discuss the case of a Colorado... Read more

CNA Editor's Desk: "The Church Supplies"

CNA Editor's Desk

Aug 28, 2020

By CNA Staff

On the podcast this week, CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss baptism and the sacraments, in the context... Read more

Baseball field. Via Unsplash.com.

CNA Editor's Desk: Politics, then Baseball

CNA Editor's Desk

Aug 21, 2020

By CNA Staff

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the recent Democratic National Convention; debate whether our political process allows for good and... Read more

Joe Biden.

CNA Editor's Desk: "Once a Catholic, Always a Catholic?"

CNA Editor's Desk

Aug 14, 2020

By CNA Staff

On the podcast this week, CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss St. Maximilian Kolbe, a historic peace deal... Read more

Bishops at the Second Vatican Council.

CNA Editor's Desk: Let’s talk about Vatican II

CNA Editor's Desk

Aug 7, 2020

By CNA Staff

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon return this week to talk about recent “discussion” about the Second Vatican Council and... Read more

The bronze cast of Marisol Escobar's 'Father Damien' in the National Statuary Hall (detail). public domain.

CNA Editor's Desk: "Vote for Carl"

CNA Editor's Desk

Jul 31, 2020

By CNA Staff

On the podcast this week, CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s recent remarks about a... Read more

Pope Francis with pilgrims from the Italian dioceses of Bologna and Cesena-Sarsina in St. Peter’s Square, April 21, 2018.

CNA Editor's Desk: Christopher Yes or No?

CNA Editor's Desk

Jul 24, 2020

By CNA Staff

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon return this week to talk about what we may expect from the Vatican before... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez visits the scene of the fire at the San Gabriel mission, July 11, 2020.

CNA Editor's Desk: "The hard-learned lessons of history"

CNA Editor's Desk

Jul 16, 2020

By CNA Staff

This week on the podcast, CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss what seems to be a rising tide... Read more

The U.S. Supreme Court.

CNA Editor's Desk: The Perfect Society

CNA Editor's Desk

Jul 10, 2020

By CNA Staff

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon are back this week to talk about the US Supreme Court's rulings on the... Read more