CNA Newsroom

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


Ep. 41: Our 9/11 Episode

Monday, September 16 2019

Retired Colonel Anita Raines and Fr. Kevin Madigan of New York share their experience of September 11, 2001.

Ep. 40: The Loneliest Episode (Part 1)

Monday, September 9 2019

A July report by YouGov suggested millennials are the loneliest generation, with higher rates of loneliness than both Generation X and Baby Boomers. We talk with two millennials about loneliness and explore why millennials are so lonely - and how the Church can respond.

Ep. 39: If we make a clip show, do we still get paid?

Monday, September 2 2019

Happy Labor Day everyone! This week, we celebrate working by not really doing any work. In this episode we showcase three of our favorite segments from the first 38 episodes of CNA Newsroom— a discussion with the author of “The Beer Option;” comedian Jeremy McLellan’s conversion story; and the mystery of the Stairs of St. Joseph.

BONUS: JD’s full interview with Elias Moo, Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Denver

Tuesday, August 27 2019

This bonus episode features JD Flynn’s full interview with Elias Moo, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Denver. This interview was edited and included in Ep. 38 of CNA Newsroom.

Ep. 38: Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic...and Religion

Monday, August 26 2019

JD Flynn is joined by two very special co-hosts in this ‘Back to School’ episode. We talk with the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Denver, Elias Moo. We profile a classical school in Denver and a Catholic trade school in Michigan.

Ep. 37: True Facts about the ‘Lion of Münster’

Monday, August 19 2019

Blessed Clemens August von Galen is remembered as the ‘Lion of Münster’ for his fierce defense of the Catholic faith and human rights during the Nazi regime.

Ep. 36: A Pretty Big Assumption

Monday, August 12 2019

The Assumption of Mary is one of the Church’s newest dogmas. How did this come about, and why do we believe it? We assume you’ve asked these questions, so we dug into the theology behind the Assumption and also bring you the story of how one woman came to the Catholic faith thanks in part to a relationship with Mary.

Ep. 35: Don’t Knock it ‘til you try it

Thursday, August 1 2019

Ever since the first Christians began converting pagan temples into churches, Catholics have been adapting worldly things to serve a higher purpose. We bring you the stories of three creative modern-day Catholic adaptations: an old-school dating service, a food truck, and a skateboard company.

Ep. 34: Upon this Rock

Thursday, July 25 2019

Producer Jonah McKeown visits the Chapel on the Rock at Camp St. Malo near Estes Park, Colorado. Pope St. John Paul II visited the chapel and hiked the grounds around it in 1993, when he visited Denver for World Youth Day. Jonah explores St. Malo’s rich history and speaks with a Catholic missionary about the importance of care for creation.

Ep. 33: Fulton Sheen: A Life Worth (Re)living

Thursday, July 18 2019

This week on CNA Newsroom: renowned American theologian and media star Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, and the amazing miracle attributed to his intercession, which Pope Francis officially recognized earlier this month.