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.

 

Thank You

Monday, January 4 2021

JD Flynn and Ed Condon resigned their positions at Catholic News Agency at the end of 2020 to pursue other projects. We're suspending this podcast, as we continue our search for new leadership.

The one with Davey

Wednesday, December 16 2020

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss legal challenges to church closures due to the coronavirus; the US presidential election's continued divisiveness; the Vatican's decision to clear abuse allegations against the bishop of Charleston; and the top 5 Christmas movies of all time.

Ed’s Quick Takes on the Week's News

Friday, December 11 2020

CNA’s DC Editor Ed Condon gives a brief overview of the week’s top stories.

It’s Canonical Big Block of Cheese Day!

Wednesday, November 25 2020

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon take canon law questions from listeners in this special, Thanksgiving episode.

The Problem with Tribalism

Friday, November 20 2020

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon return this week to talk about the US Bishops’ Fall General Assembly, the latest ‘Vos estis’ investigation, and a surprising lawsuit in Rome.

The McCarrick Report is here

Thursday, November 12 2020

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the long-awaited “McCarrick Report,” and Ed throws a baseball at a door.

A Toast to Transparency

Friday, November 6 2020

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the news, including the still-contested general election in the US; the McCarrick Report, which is expected to be released next week; a little-noticed canon law change related to religious orders; take another deep dive into Vatican finances; and more.

Airport Code or Religious Order?

Friday, October 30 2020

In this week’s episode, editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss Halloween; an Islamist attack in a church in Nice, France; give an update on the Vatican financial scandal; and much more. Stick around for a fan-requested game at the end: “Airport Code or Religious Order?"

What's up (with the) doc

Friday, October 23 2020

In this week’s episode, editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss a documentary film that appears to show footage of Pope Francis giving his support to same-sex civil unions. They also talk about the Vatican’s recent renewal of the controversial China deal; an extended plenary indulgence; and much more.

The Reversal of JD Flynn

Friday, October 16 2020

Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of prospective Justice Amy Coney Barrett; an Italian ‘security consultant’ with links to the Vatican financial scandal, who was arrested this week; and a mystery surrounding the burning of an altar in New Orleans after a “demonic” desecration.

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