CNA Newsroom

This podcast will give you the people behind the headlines, each week. Listen every week for the best Catholic news and Catholic stories. A service of EWTN News.


Ep. 115: Mapping the Catholic Church, Healing the Earth

Oct 11, 2021

Molly Burhans is a scientist and cartographer using high-tech maps and data to make the Catholic Church more sustainable and more effective in Her mission.

Ep. 114: What’s it like to be Catholic at Harvard?

Sep 27, 2021

Harvard University’s more than 40 chaplains elected an atheist, humanist “chief chaplain” last month. We talk with one of Harvard’s Catholic chaplains about the appointment, and how the Harvard Catholic Center evangelizes a demographic that increasingly identifies as non-religious. A student and recent Harvard alum talk about living their faith on campus.

Ep. 113: How Pope Francis changed Iraq

Sep 20, 2021

We revisit Iraq, six months on from Pope Francis’ historic visit, and talk to Iraqis on the ground to hear about the impact of the pope’s visit and the flourishing of the Catholic faith in the Middle East.

Ep. 112: An Afghan Christian’s plea: “You are my last hope”

Sep 13, 2021

A young Christian, desperate to flee Afghanistan, exchanges frantic messages with a CNA employee, pleading for help as the Taliban closes in on him.

Ep. 111: Twenty years on from 9/11, how an NYC firefighter became a Catholic priest

Aug 30, 2021

Today, Fr. Tom Colucci is a priest in the Archdiocese of New York. But back in 2001, he was a lieutenant with the NYC Fire Department. He shares his memories of 9/11, and how the tragedy encouraged his vocation.

Ep. 110: A devout Mormon’s conversion to the Catholic Church

Aug 24, 2021

Maren Latham shares the story of her conversion from the Mormon religion to the Catholic Church.

Ep. 109: The Story of EWTN - From Garage Startup to Global Catholic TV Network

Aug 16, 2021

In honor of EWTN’s 40th anniversary, we share some of the miraculous occurrences that aided the Catholic network’s early success.

Ep. 108: The Future is Latino

Aug 9, 2021

The Latino population within the U.S. Church is booming, but is the Church ready to welcome them? We take the question to a Latino leader within the Church. Then, Iskali is a new ministry empowering young Latinos to become leaders within their communities. We’ll talk with Iskali’s founder, and a few of the young people involved.

Ep. 107: Extraordinary Times for the Extraordinary Form

Aug 2, 2021

Catholics talk about their love for the Traditional Latin Mass, and react to Pope Francis’ recent motu proprio regulating it.

Ep. 106: Infertility and the power of community

Jul 26, 2021

Three Catholics talk about their infertility, and the online community that has helped them find fruitfulness.