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.

An important announcement (please listen)

Apr 25, 2022

Please listen as host and producer Jonah McKeown makes an important announcement regarding the CNA Newsroom podcast. Listen to our entire catalog of over one hundred original episodes (for free) by visiting, or on any podcast app. See you soon!

Ep. 127: The Beauty of Holy Week

Apr 11, 2022

For Holy Week 2022, we explore a few of the Church’s earliest Easter pilgrimage traditions in Rome, and investigate the hymns you may not hear at Easter Mass this year. This episode first aired in March 2021.

Ep. 126: Reporting from war-torn Ukraine, this Catholic journalist keeps the faith

Mar 28, 2022

An anonymous Ukrainian journalist has been speaking with the help of a Catholic radio station in Norway, as Russia continues its assault on her country. On this episode of the podcast, we learn about how this Ukrainian journalist found a worldwide platform for her spiritual reflections and observations amid the chaos of war.

Ep. 125: From Colorado to Africa— Saint Joseph makes an unexpected connection

Mar 14, 2022

In honor of the Feast of St. Joseph, we’ll tell you the story of how St. Joseph helped to facilitate an unexpected connection between a teacher in Denver, Colorado and a priest in Soroti, Uganda.

Ep. 124: How “The Bible in a Year” changed the world

Feb 28, 2022

“The Bible in a Year” podcast with Father Mike Schmitz touched hundreds of thousands of lives beginning in 2021. We speak with the creators of the hit podcast, as well as with several people whose lives were forever changed by listening.

Ep. 123: The Real St. Valentine

Feb 14, 2022

Why do we associate St. Valentine with cards, chocolate, and romance? Who was this guy anyway? We speak to a historical expert about the real St. Valentine.

Ep. 122: Spaced out: A Catholic scientist makes an unusual discovery

Jan 31, 2022

A Catholic scientist talks about his groundbreaking work with a massive space telescope, as well as his thoughts on the relationship between faith and science.

Ep. 121: Abortions trickle at St. Louis clinic, after convent opens across the street

Jan 18, 2022

Our Lady of Guadalupe convent in St. Louis has an unlikely neighbor: an abortion clinic. Since the convent opened in 2017, the number of surgical abortions at the clinic has plummeted.

Ep. 120: Who ya gonna call…for prayers? Call the hotline

Jan 4, 2022

An innovative prayer hotline at the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton has seen a lot of success since its launch at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. You can reach the prayer hotline at 1-866-202-4934.

Ep. 119: The Lego Church Guy

Dec 20, 2021

John Kraemer is a disability advocate from Michigan who has, for the past 20 years, built giant Catholic churches out of Legos.