CNA Columns

Detail from Raphael's Transfiguration (1516-20).

The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Guest Columnist

Aug 6, 2021

By Gretchen Siegel

At the Transfiguration, Peter, James, and John witnessed a transformative moment that reflects the life of the Christian called to... Read more

Golden Dome at the University of Notre Dame.

Promoting and defending religious liberty

Guest Columnist

Aug 3, 2021

By Leigh Fitzpatrick Snead

When the pandemic put us all, globally, in the hands of the government, many of us learned not to take... 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

Eucharistic Revival

Russell Shaw

Jul 15, 2021

By Russell Shaw

Nearly buried last month in the hubbub surrounding the U.S. bishops’ debate over who is and isn’t worthy to receive... 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

Bible insights for everyday Catholics: Mother Angelica's wisdom about living the Scriptures

Book Reviews

Jul 3, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

A book review of Mother Angelica's Living the Scriptures. 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

A true American hero who exchanged the cape for the collar: Fr. Aloysius Schwartz  

Book Reviews

Jun 22, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

The only challenge in reading a compelling new biography of Fr. Aloysius Schwartz, a Washington, D.C. native, is that it... 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

“E” is for Eucharist: A Catholic children's ABC book

Book Reviews

Jun 21, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

If you are looking for a children’s book to catechize your children on major Catholic themes, “E” is for Eucharist... 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

"100" spelled out in golden balloons

Ep. 100: Celebrating CNA Newsroom

CNA Newsroom

Jun 7, 2021

By CNA Staff

In celebration of our 100th episode, we take a look back at just a few of our favorite moments from... Read more

Stronger than Steel: The soldiers who wrote to St. Thérèse

Book Reviews

Jun 7, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

While many know the Little Flower’s “Story of a Soul” and the numerous letters she wrote during her short life,... Read more

How Catholic parents can save the world

Book Reviews

Jun 6, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

TAN Books’ "Parents of the Saints," by author Patrick O'Hearn is a great resource for Catholic parents. O'Hearn does not... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court building

The Court and Abortion

Russell Shaw

Jun 3, 2021

By Russell Shaw

The Supreme Court’s announcement that it will consider an abortion case from Mississippi next fall touched off a predictable outpouring... Read more

Sleeping St. Joseph.

CNA Newsroom: Sleep in Heavenly Peace

CNA Newsroom

Jun 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

What connection does sleep have to the Catholic faith? We examine an interesting new devotion to the Sleeping St. Joseph,... Read more

The Master Pyschologist cover

Dr. Guarendi explains how Christ himself is the source of Christian psychology

Book Reviews

Jun 1, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Dr. Ray Guarendi is probably the most sought after Catholic psychologist, not only because of his uncompromised Christian approach to... Read more

The doxology at a Mass in El Paso, Texas, September 2019.

CNA Newsroom: "Body and Blood"

CNA Newsroom

May 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

This week on the podcast, we examine what really happens at the moment of consecration during Mass. And then, travel... Read more