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Germain Grisez. Courtesy of Mt. St. Mary's University.

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Three Philosophers

Intellectual confusion resembling a smog of the mind has been a deadening presence in Catholicism in the years since Vatican... Read more

People holding candles.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: Ever ancient, ever new

In celebration of Holy Week, CNA's Senior Rome Correspondent Hannah Brockhaus explores a few of the Church's earliest pilgrimage traditions... Read more

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

The Future Is Here For American Catholics

Eight years ago I published a book called American Church. The subtitle explained what it was about: “The Remarkable Rise,... Read more

Europe

By Jenny Uebbing

Book Review: Our Not-Quite-Holy Family

Most parenting books fall into one of two categories: hopelessly aspirational – these often being written by relatively new parents... Read more

Family saying grace at table. Credit- vectorfusionart/Shutterstock.

CNA Newsroom: "Lent Around the World"

This week on the CNA Newsroom podcast, we travel to Lebanon, Timor-Leste, Madagascar, El Salvador and China to hear about... Read more

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: Ed’s Quick Takes on the Week

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.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: Candles Amid the Rubble

This week on CNA Newsroom, we take a look at how the season of Advent can be celebrated - even... Read more

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Saving Catholic Schools

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

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: It’s Canonical Big Block of Cheese Day!

Editors - and canon lawyers - JD Flynn and Ed Condon take questions from listeners in this special Thanksgiving episode. Questions include... Read more

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: "It's Still Thanksgiving"

This week we revisit an episode that first aired during Nov. 2019, and offer some pandemic-related updates. EWTN’s Father Mitch... Read more

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: The Problem with Tribalism

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon return this week to talk at length about the US Bishops’ Fall General Assembly. ... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

After the McCarrick Report

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

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: "The McCarrick Report is here"

This week on the podcast, editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the long-awaited “McCarrick Report,” which chronicles the many... Read more

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: "How I Built This for God"

On this week's podcast, Catholic entrepreneurs talk about how they took their award-winning ideas from an inkling in their mind... Read more

CNA Editor's Desk

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: "A Toast to Transparency"

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.

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

Legalism and Civil Unions

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

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: "Airport Code or Religious Order?"

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.

CNA Newsroom

By CNA Staff

CNA Newsroom: "More Than Words"

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

By CNA Staff

CNA Editor's Desk: "What's up (with the) doc"

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.

Russell Shaw

By Russell Shaw

How Not To Elect a President

Let me begin with what I suspect will be a welcome promise – I won’t tell you which candidate to... Read more