CNA Editor's Desk

CNA Editor's Desk brings together the editors of Catholic News Agency for discussion and analysis of the week’s top stories.


JD and Ed are back from Baltimore; the 'abortion debate'; "Yes or No"

Friday, November 15 2019

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon recap the US bishops' meeting in Baltimore, including the election Archbishop Jose Gomez; evangelization; and the 'abortion debate.' Carl Bunderson joins for a game of "Yes or No."

Vatican financial scandal update; Ed and JD head to ‘Charm City’; Crookston investigation

Friday, November 8 2019

Editors JD Flynn, Ed Condon, and Carl Bunderson are here to bring you the latest on the week’s most important news, including updates to a massive financial scandal at the Vatican; the agenda for the US Bishops’ fall meeting in Baltimore; investigations into the Bishop of Crookston, Minnesota; and much more. This week’s game comes from a fan of the show, who sent us "The Catholic Card Game" to play on air.

Halloween; Biden denied Communion; Vatican financial scandal; “Greater/Lesser” and “Yes/No"

Friday, November 1 2019

Editors JD Flynn, Ed Condon, and Carl Bunderson discuss and debate the week’s news as only they can. This week’s topics include former VP Joe Biden being denied the Eucharist because of his support for abortion; Ed’s reporting on a massive financial scandal involving the Vatican Bank; Crazy Catholic Capitalization; and other timely topics. JD, Ed and Carl also play “Greater/Lesser” and “Yes/No.”

Secret archives; Pachamamagate; married priests; Fan-suggested game!

Monday, October 28 2019

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon, fresh from the Amazon Synod in Rome, discuss and dissect the week’s news. Topic this week include the Amazon Synod wrap-up; married priests; statues thrown in the Tiber River; journalism at the Synod; and much more. This week’s game comes courtesy of Twitter fan of the show Jonathan Sullivan, who at JD’s request created a brand-new game called "One of These Catholic Things is Not Like the Others."

JD buys a biretta; Amazon synod; Cardinal Becciu and financial reform.

Friday, October 18 2019

Editor JD Flynn calls in from Rome to talk with DC Editor Ed Condon about the Amazon synod, financial reform at the Vatican and JD’s new biretta. They play a Roman edition of ‘Yes/No’ and ‘How Long Have We Done This?’

From Rome! The Amazonian Synod, John Henry Newman, Scalfari interview, etc.

Thursday, October 10 2019

Editor JD Flynn is in Rome this week, and offers his analysis of the Amazonian Synod. Ed Condon joins from Washington to talk about John Henry Newman’s canonization, which is coming up this Sunday, Oct. 13. Stick around for a brand new game: “That’s Corrupt!”

Money at Mass; parish registration; married priests; Patron of Whaaaat? etc.

Friday, October 4 2019

CNA Editors Ed Condon and JD Flynn discuss the week’s news, including parish registration, money at Mass, the working document for the Amazonian synod, married priests, celibacy, John Henry Newman, and much more. This week’s games are “How Pius Am I?” and “Patron of Whaaaaat?"

Obscure New Testament figures; Jesuit high school appeal; Amazon synod update; Chaput turns 75; etc.

Friday, September 27 2019

On this episode of CNA Editor’s Desk, they discuss the appeal process for an Indiana high school that refused to fire a same-sex married employee; the bishops of Germany continuing to make plans to influence the Amazonian synod; and Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia turning 75 and submitting his resignation. Stick around because the editors play “Who am I in the New Testament?” and “Yes or No.”

Schism; Father James Martin; The Holy Eucharist; Obscure Bible figures, etc.

Friday, September 20 2019

On this episode, editors Ed Condon and JD Flynn are joined by Father John Paul Mary, chaplain of EWTN, who’s visiting the CNA office this week from Alabama. They discuss canon law, Archbishop Chaput’s response to Father James Martin, belief in the Real Presence, and much more. Stick around for a brand new game entitled: “Who Am I in the Bible?”

German bishops; investigations in Crookston and Buffalo; Pumpkin Spice Lattes; etc.

Friday, September 13 2019

CNA Editors Ed Condon, Michelle La Rosa, and Carl Bunderson are your hosts for a discussion of the most important news of the week. Topics include the German bishops’ attempts to influence the upcoming Amazonian synod; the first investigation of a bishop under the new Vos Estis guidelines; controversy in the Diocese of Buffalo; an update on the Pope’s visit to Africa; and more. Stick around for Ed’s very first taste of Pumpkin Spice Latte, as well as a game in which Ed quizzes Carl and Michelle on British phrases.