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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

Nun at the prayer vigil for consecrated life in St. Peter's Square , Jan. 28, 2016.

Adventures in Discernment

CNA Newsroom

Oct 12, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

We bring you the story of two brothers ordained to the priesthood on the same day; a young woman talks... Read more

The "Torrione Niccolo V" in the Vatican, the headquarters of the Institute for Religious Works -

IOR: Secretariat of State out of the Cardinals commission

A Vatican Observer

Oct 10, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

For the first time since its establishment, the Cardinals Commission of the Institute for Religious Works (the so-called Vatican bank)... Read more

Pope Francis signs his new encyclical, Fratelli tutti, on the altar before the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 3, 2020. Photo

CNA Editor's Desk: "That's all, folks"

CNA Editor's Desk

Oct 9, 2020

By CNA Staff

In this week’s podcast episode, editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the pope’s new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti; they also... Read more

The March for Life before the Supreme Court of the United States, Jan. 22, 2015.

The Court Confirmation Ordeal

Russell Shaw

Oct 8, 2020

By Russell Shaw

When did confirming someone for a seat on the Supreme Court become a traumatic ordeal for the candidate and the... Read more

President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden during the Sept. 29 debate.

CNA Editor's Desk: "How did we get here?"

CNA Editor's Desk

Oct 2, 2020

By CNA Staff

This week on the podcast, editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon briefly discuss the first presidential debate, the annual Al... Read more

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Cardinal Parolin and Archbishop Gallagher. With him, Callista Gingrich, US ambassador to the Holy See /

Pompeo's visit to the Vatican, how to decrypt it

A Vatican Observer

Oct 2, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

It was no surprise that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not meet with Pope Francis during his visit... Read more

Christians hold signs as they march on the streets of Abuja during prayer and penance for peace and security in Nigeria on March 1, 2020.

Nigeria's Forgotten Martyrs

CNA Newsroom

Sep 28, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

The persecution of Christians is by no means confined to the Middle East. In Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria, to... Read more

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.

CNA Editor's Desk: "Becciu didn't see this coming"

CNA Newsroom

Sep 25, 2020

By CNA Staff

CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the resignation of a prominent cardinal, presumably over financial scandal; the Supreme... Read more

Amy Coney Barrett. Photo courtesy of the Notre Dame Law School

Amy Coney Barrett as a person of character

Guest Columnist

Sep 25, 2020

By Charles A. "Chuck" Donovan

For decades advocates of legal abortion have attempted to paint opposition to the practice as rooted in – even solely... Read more

Gerard David's 'The Marriage at Cana' (c. 1500)

Of Miracles, Fast and Slow

Russell Shaw

Sep 24, 2020

By Russell Shaw

A friend asks me to write about miracles, taking as an example the events that brought him and his wife... Read more