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.

 

Change Your Neighbor’s Mind

Thursday, July 2 2020

In this special Supreme Court edition of the podcast, CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the week’s news, including several recent and highly consequential Supreme Court decisions. They also talk about the abuses against the Uighur people in China, chat for a couple of minutes about baseball, and, for fun, take the United States Citizenship Test.

Small talk and big ideas

Friday, June 26 2020

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon are back this week for a candid conversation about the toppling of statues in the US; the Black Lives Matter movement; and the inculturation of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. Editor Carl Bunderson is back by popular demand for a couple of games.

Worlds Collide

Friday, June 12 2020

CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the news, including former nuncio Carlo Maria Vigano’s letter to President Trump, and Vigano’s increasing detachment from “reasonable discourse;” the results of an investigation into Monsignor Walter Rossi, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in DC; the Canon conspiracy; canon law; and much more. For the fourth and final week, Father Brad Doyle, host of “The Quizzical Papist” podcast, joins at the end for a fun game of trivia.

BONUS: A conversation about racism with Gloria Purvis

Friday, June 12 2020

Gloria Purvis is a Black Catholic, pro-life leader, and longtime radio host. In this bonus episode of CNA Editor’s Desk, Gloria and JD Flynn have a candid conversation about racism, the death of George Floyd, and much more. If you’re interested in joining in prayer for reparation to God for the sin of racism, please email Gloria at [email protected]

In Hope We are Saved

Friday, June 5 2020

CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss hope, prayer, and leisure. Stay tuned for Breaking News in the middle. For the third week, Father Brad Doyle of “The Quizzical Papist” podcast joins at the end for a fun game of trivia.

Repent and Believe in the Gospel

Friday, May 29 2020

CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the most important Catholic news of the week, including the continued fallout from the killing of a black man by police in Minneapolis; China’s imposition of new “security laws” on Hong Kong; Maryland lifting a ban on Holy Communion; diocesan mergers; and much more.

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

Friday, May 22 2020

On this episode of the podcast, CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the most important Catholic news of the week, including the announcement that the bishops of Minnesota will reopen public Masses. Later in the show, Ed and JD play a game with Father Brad Doyle, host of “The Quizzical Papist” podcast, who will be joining CNA Editor’s Desk for games for the next few weeks.

"A resume of moral seriousness"

Friday, May 15 2020

CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the legacy of Pope St. John Paul II on his hundredth birthday; the continued fallout (or lack thereof) of a letter signed by several prominent bishops warning that the coronavirus pandemic is being exploited to create a “one world government;” the latest on the massive and still-unfolding financial scandal at the Vatican; and much more.

You just have to laugh

Friday, May 8 2020

CNA editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss some of the week’s most important Catholic news stories, including the fallout from a controversial letter warning of a “one world government” and supposedly signed by several bishops and cardinals. They also play a round of "world capitals” geography trivia and “Crazy Like a Fox” trivia.

What people will get mad about

Thursday, April 30 2020

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon sit down for another quarantine edition of the podcast. They discuss reactions to President Donald Trump's recent phone call with bishops and other Catholic leaders; canonists rallying to petition recourse to Rome for the reopening of public Mass; and much more.

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