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The AIF banner in the Vatican /

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

AIF 2019 report, is the reform a good idea?

So, the Vatican’s financial watchdog is getting a name change and new statutes. The Vatican’s Financial Intelligence Authority will soon... Read more

US Supreme Court in Washington.

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: "Change Your Neighbor’s Mind"

In this special Supreme Court edition of the podcast, CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the week’s news,... Read more

East Boston.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: Cheers to Summer Break!

CNA Newsroom is going on summer vacation! We’ll be back in six weeks. But before we go, share a six-pack... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, meets with Wang Yi, China's foreign minister, in Munich, Feb. 14, 2020.

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

China and Rome

Not long after coming to power in 1933, the German government headed by  Adolf  Hitler sought a formal agreement with... Read more

Bishop Daniele Libanori, auxiliary of Rome -

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis, a Jesuit at the helm of the Congregation for the Clergy?

Bishop Daniele Libanori, Jesuit and auxiliary for the diocese of Rome, might be appointed next Friday as the successor of... Read more

Discovery Network’s former headquarters in Silver Spring Maryland.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: Discovering God’s Plan

This week on the CNA Newsroom, you’re going to hear the voice of Jim McNulty. Jim is Catholic, and he... Read more

Statue of St. Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park.

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: Small talk and big ideas

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon are back this week for a candid conversation about the toppling of statues in... Read more

A scientist examines the result of a plaque assay, which is a test that allows scientists to count how many flu virus particles (virions) are in a mixture.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: Atom and Eve

This week on CNA Newsroom, we turn back to the coronavirus pandemic and a group of people we haven't yet... Read more

Michelangelo's The Fall and Expulsion from Paradise from the Vatican's Sistine Chapel (1508-12).

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

The Roots of the Crisis

Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address is one of the most remarkable documents in American history – a serious theological meditation... Read more

Sister Thea Bowman (Courtesy of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration) and Venerable Augustus Tolton (

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: 'We Shall Overcome'

This week on CNA Newsroom, we share the stories of two Black Catholics on the path to sainthood.  Fr. Augustus... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A layperson as secretary of the Vatican “central bank”?

Fabio Gasperini, a well-known manager who is working for Ernst & Young, might soon be appointed the secretary of the... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Vigano.

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: "Worlds Collide"

CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the news, including former nuncio Carlo Maria Vigano’s letter to President Trump,... Read more

Faith leaders pray June 2 at the spot where George Floyd died.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: “I can’t breathe”

This week, we bring you a CNA Newsroom about racism.  Like you - we have been closely following news about... Read more

Police officer on duty at St Peter's square in Vatican City.

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: In Hope We are Saved

CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss hope, prayer, and leisure. Stay tuned for Breaking News in the middle. ... Read more

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

In Defense of Homeschooling

Although a Harvard law school professor’s recent proposal that homeschooling children be banned provoked a predictable hornets’ nest of justifiably... Read more

European Parliament in Strasbourg /

A Vatican Observer

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Two cases show that religious freedom is dwindling in Europe

Conscientious objection and freedom of expression are under threat in Europe, as shown by two legal cases that made news... Read more

Theater stage.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: Paradigm Shift

This week on CNA Newsroom, we're sharing stories about major life shifts. Stories of people whose lives took a dramatic and... Read more

Minneapolis Police Department patrol car.

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: Repent and Believe in the Gospel

On this week's podcast, CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the most important Catholic news of the week,... Read more

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: More than just recycling

It has been 5 years since Pope Francis published his encyclical, Laudato si’. A lot of people still think about... Read more

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

Is Ed a figment of JD’s imagination? with special guest “The Quizzical Papist”

On this episode of the podcast, CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the most important Catholic news of... Read more