CNA Newsroom

This podcast will give you the people behind the headlines, each week.


Ep. 77: Cheers to Summer Break!

Thursday, July 2 2020

CNA Newsroom is going on summer vacation! We’ll be back in six weeks. But before we go, share a six-pack with us. Six segments - all about the 4th of July. This episode originally aired in July 2019.

Ep. 76: Discovering God’s Plan

Monday, June 29 2020

The story of Jim McNulty, a Catholic who was held hostage in 2010 at the Discovery Network Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Jim developed post-traumatic stress disorder after the incident. He founded a Catholic PTSD support group for other victims of trauma.

Ep. 75: Atom and Eve

Monday, June 22 2020

Dr. Francis Collins of the NIH talks about the race to find a COVID-19 vaccine, and his Christian faith. Does the Catholic Church oppose science? A chemist shares her conversion story.

Ep. 74: 'We Shall Overcome'

Monday, June 15 2020

Hear the inspiring stories of Sr. Thea Bowman and Fr. Augustus Tolton.

Ep. 73: “I can’t breathe”

Monday, June 8 2020

Black Catholics react to the death of George Floyd, give advice for how Catholics can respond in faith and hope, and talk about their own experience being Black in America.

Ep. 72: Paradigm Shift

Monday, June 1 2020

Hear the stories of people whose lives took a dramatic and unexpected turn from what they were before— and often became better than those people could ever have imagined.

Ep. 71: More than just recycling

Tuesday, May 26 2020

It has been 5 years since Pope Francis published his encyclical, Laudato si’. A lot of people still think about it as the pope’s encyclical about recycling, air conditioning, or global warming. Pope Francis does write about those things, but his encyclical includes much, much more.

Ep. 70: JPII, who were you?

Monday, May 18 2020

On May 18, 1920, in a town southwest of Krakow, Poland, Karol Jozef Wojtyla was born. Biographer George Weigel and a former Swiss Guard detail the legacy of this great pope. An Italian mountaineer talks about the years he spent skiing and hiking with St. John Paul II. Then, the story of the time an Iowa farmer invited the pope to visit his state — and the pope did!

Ep. 69: Pilgrims’ (Perilous) Progress

Monday, May 11 2020

We share three stories of pilgrimages with unexpected outcomes. A group travels to the Holy Land as the coronavirus reaches pandemic levels; a proposal gone wrong on the Camino de Santiago; and a life-changing accident on a pro-life pilgrimage across the United States.

Ep. 68: Saintly Superheroes

Monday, May 4 2020

Nearly four decades ago, Marvel produced several religious-themed comic books, including a comic about the life of Pope St. John Paul II. On this episode of the podcast, we criss-cross the globe to bring you the story of how— and why— one of the world’s biggest comic book companies decided to bring the stories of three beloved saints to the world.

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