CNA Columns

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

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.

China and Rome

Russell Shaw

Jul 1, 2020

By Russell Shaw

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 -

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

A Vatican Observer

Jun 30, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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.

Discovering God’s Plan

CNA Newsroom

Jun 29, 2020

By Kate Olivera

Jim McNulty was one of three people held hostage in 2010 at the Discovery Network headquarters in Maryland. He shares... Read more

Statue of St. Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park.

CNA Editor's Desk: Small talk and big ideas

CNA Editor's Desk

Jun 26, 2020

By CNA Staff

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.

Atom and Eve

CNA Newsroom

Jun 22, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

Dr. Francis Collins of the National Institutes of Health talks about the race to find a vaccine for COVID-19, and... Read more

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

The Roots of the Crisis

Russell Shaw

Jun 18, 2020

By Russell Shaw

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 (

'We Shall Overcome'

CNA Newsroom

Jun 15, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

We share the stories of two Black Catholics on the path to sainthood. Read more

Archbishop Carlo Vigano.

CNA Editor's Desk: "Worlds Collide"

CNA Editor's Desk

Jun 12, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

St. Peter's Basilica.

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

A Vatican Observer

Jun 12, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

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

“I can’t breathe”

CNA Newsroom

Jun 8, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

This episode features the voices of a couple Black Catholics. They tell their own stories. They come from different parts... Read more

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

CNA Editor's Desk: In Hope We are Saved

CNA Editor's Desk

Jun 5, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

In Defense of Homeschooling

Russell Shaw

Jun 4, 2020

By Russell Shaw

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

Theater stage.

Paradigm Shift

CNA Newsroom

Jun 1, 2020

By Kate Olivera,Jonah McKeown

We share stories about major life shifts— stories of people whose lives took a dramatic and unexpected turn from what... Read more

European Parliament in Strasbourg /

Two cases show that religious freedom is dwindling in Europe

A Vatican Observer

Jun 1, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

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

Minneapolis Police Department patrol car.

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

CNA Editor's Desk

May 29, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

CNA

More than just recycling

CNA Newsroom

May 26, 2020

By Jonah McKeown,Kate Olivera

We share some stories about the things Pope Francis writes about in his encyclical about the environment. Read more

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

CNA Editor's Desk

May 22, 2020

By CNA Staff

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

The Governatorato (Vatican City State Administration) building in the Vatican -

Vatican Finances, what is going on? The Vatican City State Administration

A Vatican Observer

May 21, 2020

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Plans for a “Vatican Asset Management” outfit were laid out almost as soon as Pope Francis created the new Secretariat... Read more