CNA Columns

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

The 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

After 'Roe'

Russell Shaw

Sep 23, 2021

By Russell Shaw

In a long, somewhat rambling piece about the bishops and abortion appearing in the September Commonweal, Peter Steinfels makes a... 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

Sigrid Undset, author of Kristin Lavransdatter, writing at Bjerkebæk, her home in Lillehammer, Norway.

The Greatest Catholic Novel

Russell Shaw

Sep 9, 2021

By Russell Shaw

If you think a novel set in 14th century Norway has to be dull, think again. Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter... 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


Handing on the Faith

Russell Shaw

Aug 26, 2021

By Russell Shaw

It’s hard to imagine that anyone who ever raised children found it an entirely easy job. Challenging, exciting, often rewarding... 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

The U.S. Supreme Court building. Credit: Steven Frame/Shutterstock.

Religion and the Court

Russell Shaw

Aug 12, 2021

By Russell Shaw

Has the Supreme Court sold out to religion? You could be excused for thinking so if all you had to... 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

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

Manhattan, New York_Goh Rhy Yan via Unsplash

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 Reviews2

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