CNA Columns

On the Road to Polyamory

Russell Shaw

Aug 27, 2020

By Russell Shaw

Under the heading “A fair chance for children” the New York Times editorial board recommends four measures to help low-income... Read more

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Vatican, is there a problem in the International Catholic Migration Commission?

A Vatican Observer

Aug 26, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Anne Therese Gallagher was elected President of the International Catholic Migration Commission in March 2018. In that role she is mandated to... Read more

Dog with halo. Original artwork by Sarah McKeown (IG @barahsurns).

All Creatures Great and Small

CNA Newsroom

Aug 24, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Most of us associate St. Francis of Assisi with animals. But did you know St. Philip Neri also cared for... 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

Castle Howard, used in the 1981 TV serial adaptation of Brideshead Revisited.

On Revisiting Brideshead

Russell Shaw

Aug 13, 2020

By Russell Shaw

In the late spring of 1945, as World War II was drawing toward a close, a novel called Brideshead Revisited... Read more

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Pope’s reshuffle of the Economy Council: what does it mean?

A Vatican Observer

Aug 7, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The new Council for the Economy, tailored by Pope Francis, keeps the same coordinator, brings back two cardinals who seemed... 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 and Ahmed el-Tayeb, grand imam of al-Azhar, signed a joint declaration on human fraternity during an interreligious meeting in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Feb. 4, 2019

Pope Francis replaces one of his shadows

A Vatican Observer

Jul 31, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Today, Monsignor Yoannis Lahzi Gaid leaves Domus Sanctae Marthae forever. The Pope’s second secretary greeted the personnel of the Domus on Jul. 30, thus... Read more

Sharonell Fulton has fostered more than 40 children through Catholic Social Services. Photo courtesy of Becket.

Religious Liberty After Bostock

Russell Shaw

Jul 30, 2020

By Russell Shaw

Does the Catholic Church have a right to follow its convictions about sexual morality in its own institutions without being... Read more

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Vatican Finances: what is the transfer of institutional cash to the Vatican “central bank” all about?

A Vatican Observer

Jul 28, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A recent provision by the Secretariat for the Economy made clear that the Administration for the Patrimony of the Apostolic... 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

A session of the Parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe /

Europe and the challenge of religious freedom

A Vatican Observer

Jul 17, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The European Union’s Special Envoy for promoting the Freedom of Religions and Belief outside of Europe will soon be appointed.... 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

John Roberts testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee during confirmation hearings to be Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, Sept. 13, 2005.

Sound Advice from the Chief

Russell Shaw

Jul 16, 2020

By Russell Shaw

Disappointed prolifers were predictably angry at Chief Justice John Roberts for providing the fifth vote in the five-member Supreme Court... 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

The AIF banner in the Vatican /

AIF 2019 report, is the reform a good idea?

A Vatican Observer

Jul 7, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

East Boston.

Cheers to Summer Break!

CNA Newsroom

Jul 2, 2020

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

Six segments - all about the 4th of July. Read more

US Supreme Court in Washington.

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

CNA Editor's Desk

Jul 2, 2020

By CNA Staff

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