CNA Columns

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For God and Country

CNA Newsroom

Jan 19, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

How ought Christians engage in politics? On the eve of a new presidential administration, we attempt to scratch the surface... Read more

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Taking Back the Year

CNA Newsroom

Jan 11, 2021

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Catholics share the small and big blessings they experienced in 2020. Read more

A photo of the earth by the crew of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon, which entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 1968. Credit: NASA/Bill Anders.

The Merriest Little Christmases

CNA Newsroom

Dec 21, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

This week on CNA Newsroom, we wanted to talk with some people about their own Christmas experiences that might be... Read more

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

Advent wreath.

Candles Amid the Rubble

CNA Newsroom

Dec 7, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

We take a look at how the season of Advent can be celebrated - even in the darkest of times. Read more

Saving Catholic Schools

Russell Shaw

Dec 3, 2020

By Russell Shaw

A little over two centuries ago – in 1810, to be precise – a brave, devout woman named Elizabeth Ann... 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

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It's Still Thanksgiving

CNA Newsroom

Nov 23, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

This week we revisit an episode that first aired during Nov. 2019, and offer some pandemic-related updates. 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

Theodore McCarrick.

After the McCarrick Report

Russell Shaw

Nov 19, 2020

By Russell Shaw

The Vatican document tracing the rise of ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick through the hierarchy’s ranks has been praised for its unprecedented... 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

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How I Built This for God

CNA Newsroom

Nov 9, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic entrepreneurs talk about how they took their award-winning ideas from an inkling in their mind to a full-blown reality. 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

Pope Francis delivers a General Audience Address in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Feb. 12, 2020.

Legalism and Civil Unions

Russell Shaw

Nov 5, 2020

By Russell Shaw

If you were wondering what became of moral legalism, wonder no more – legalistic thinking has found its home in... 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

Father Christopher Klusman, Director of the Deaf Apostolate for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, speaks in American Sign Language in a church.

More Than Words

CNA Newsroom

Oct 26, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

The deaf Catholic community in the US is eager for the faith. In this podcast episode, we take a look... 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

The White House.

How Not To Elect a President

Russell Shaw

Oct 22, 2020

By Russell Shaw

Let me begin with what I suspect will be a welcome promise – I won’t tell you which candidate to... 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 arrives for his general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican Oct. 14, 2020 -

Is Pope Francis moving toward a conclave?

A Vatican Observer

Oct 14, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

There are two ways to interpret the exclusion of the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, from the Cardinals... Read more