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This podcast will give you special access to our editors and reporters - and Catholic news that matters each week.

This podcast will give you special access to our editors and reporters - and Catholic news that matters each week.
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This podcast will give you special access to our editors and reporters - and Catholic news that matters each week.

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Episodes

BONUS: The legal battle to end abortion

5/17/2019
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Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon discuss the most important news topics of the week, including state-level efforts to restrict abortion and challenge Roe v Wade, and why lawmakers in California are trying to force priests to break the seal of Confession. Further reading: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/analysis-which-state-pro-life-laws-could-arrive-at-the-supreme-court-88241 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/appeal-proof-abortion-ban-advances-in-missouri-83492...

Duration:00:39:57

Ep. 24: Seventy Times Seven

5/16/2019
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This week, we talk about forgiveness with a woman who lost most of her family in the Rwandan genocide, a survivor of clerical sex abuse, and the mother of an American journalist beheaded by ISIS. Shownotes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/twenty-years-after-rwandan-genocide-church-helps-bring-healing https://mgoretti.org/ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/saint-maria-goretti-calls-us-to-be-witnesses-of-forgiveness-19175 https://mariagoretti.com/...

Duration:00:34:56

BONUS: “Vos estis lux mundi”, curial reform, and how will Democrats respond to Rep. Brian Sims

5/10/2019
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Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon talk in depth about the pope’s latest motu proprio, titled, “Vos estis lux mundi” (“You are the light of the world”). They also talk briefly about curial reform and the case of Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims. Show notes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/vatican-issues-norms-for-reports-of-abuse-of-minors-seminarians-and-religious-94849...

Duration:00:57:28

Ep. 23: I raised a saint

5/9/2019
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The story of a teenage computer wiz— who may soon be a saint. As told by the person who knew the late young man best, his mother. Happy Mother’s Day. Show notes: http://carloacutis.com/ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/venerable-carlo-acutis-a-patron-of-computer-programmers-69517 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/body-of-venerable-teen-exhumed-too-early-to-declare-incorrupt-10239 http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/mir/engl_mir.htm

Duration:00:24:11

BONUS: PTEI - Heresy, Buffalo, measles and U.S. bishops’ spring meeting (w/ Stephen P. White)

5/2/2019
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Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon, with guest Stephen P. White, discuss a letter accusing Pope Francis of heresy, Bishop Richard Malone’s suspension of three priests and vaccinations. They also look ahead to the U.S. bishops’ spring meeting. Stephen P. White is a fellow in the Catholic Studies Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is also Executive Director of the Catholic Project at the Catholic University of America. Show notes:...

Duration:00:43:55

Ep. 22: The Stairs that St. Joseph Built

5/1/2019
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This week we investigate a mysterious piece of architecture in New Mexico and profile a nonprofit organization in New Jersey that helps low-income renters buy their own homes. Shownotes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/feast-of-st-joseph-the-worker-471 http://www.sjcscamden.org/ https://web.pa.msu.edu/cmp/csc/eprint/DT262.pdf https://www.rdrnews.com/2018/07/08/did-frenchy-the-dog-canyon-cattleman-build-the-miracle-staircase-in-santa-fe/...

Duration:00:25:09

BONUS: PTEI - Sri Lanka attacks, Quasimodo, Catholic politicians, etc.

4/26/2019
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Editors JD Flynn, Ed Condon and Carl Bunderson discuss the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, how Quasimodo (the Hunchback of Notre Dame) got his name, the intersection of faith and politics at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, abortion, clericalism, and much more. Subscribe to CNA Newsroom: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/podcast/cna-newsroom Shownotes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/islamic-state-claims-responsibility-for-sri-lanka-easter-bombings-26423...

Duration:00:51:56

BONUS: Two hunchbacks discuss Notre Dame

4/18/2019
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JD Flynn and Ed Condon talk about the fire at Notre Dame and the attempted fire at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York.

Duration:00:40:00

Ep. 21: When Ryan met Jesus

4/18/2019
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We bring you the conversion of Ryan Prasad, who dealt drugs, went to prison, and now finds himself living for Christ.

Duration:00:28:27

BONUS: PtEI - Did JD get his groove back?

4/12/2019
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JD Flynn and Ed Condon talk about Archbishop Wilton Gregory's appointment, Benedict XVI's letter, Pete Buttigeig and the rise of nones, the pope's definition of 'vulnerable adults', and whether or not Ed should have eaten a hot dog on a Lenten Friday. Show notes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/analysis-gregorys-road-to-washington-13815 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/benedict-xvi-addresses-sex-abuse-scandal-10941...

Duration:00:36:52

Ep. 20: Rumor Has It

4/11/2019
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We talk with Fr. Thomas Petri O.P. and a Catholic psychologist about why we gossip. Then, we tell the story of a time when gossip had a fatal consequence. Show notes: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/pope-francis-warns-against-gossip-forgetting-ones-own-sinfulness-85835 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/was-the-last-witch-of-boston-actually-a-catholic-martyr-27747

Duration:00:25:11

Ep. 19: The Chocolate (News)room

4/4/2019
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Emily Stimpson Chapman reads an excerpt of her book “The Catholic Table”. Producers Jonah McKeown and Kate Veik visit Stargazer Fine Chocolates in Denver. Jonah McKeown takes a closer look at the lives of cacao farmers. Shownotes: https://www.amazon.com/Catholic-Table-Finding-Where-Faith/dp/1941447996 https://stargazerfinechocolates.com/ https://ethicaltrade.crs.org/ http://w2.vatican.va/content/leo-xiii/en/encyclicals/documents/hf_l-xiii_enc_15051891_rerum-novarum.html

Duration:00:30:20

Ep. 18: The Pirate Nun

3/28/2019
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EWTN’s Catherine Hadro, Debbie Cowden and Fr. John Paul Mary share their memories of EWTN’s late foundress Mother Angelica, in honor of the third anniversary of her death. Paul Darrow talks about how Mother Angelica changed his life forever. Show notes: https://couragerc.org/ https://www.ewtn.com/series/shows/prolife-weekly/index.asp https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/recalling-mother-angelica-prelate-says-catholic-journalists-are-to-spread-the-gospel-67872...

Duration:00:30:13

BONUS: Church Talk from HQ (feat. JD Flynn and Ed Condon)

3/22/2019
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Editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon take questions about Cardinal Barbarin, the pope's meeting with the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and other ecclesiastical questions in this episode of Church Talk. For more information: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/cardinal-barbarin-remains-archbishop-takes-leave-of-absence-48197 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/german-bishops-announce-synodal-process-on-celibacy-sexual-morality-60490

Duration:00:40:13

BONUS: PTEI - Eucharist made with yuca, Catholic schools, St. Patrick's Day

3/15/2019
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JD Flynn and Ed Condon - with special guest Christoph Wimmer, editor of CNA Deutsch - cover a handful of topics in this week’s edition of ‘Pardon the Ecclesiastical Interruption’, including Eucharist with bread made from yuca, Baltimore Archbishop William Lori’s announcement that two bishops have been “restricted from exercising ministry” and a Catholic school in Kansas facing criticism for declining to enroll a kindergartner whose parents are a same-sex couple....

Duration:00:38:02

Ep. 17: Beeracles! Lent, drinks, and Catholic culture

3/14/2019
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We talk with Dr. Jared Staudt and Dr. Michael Foley about the role alcohol can play in evangelization and an Iowa man who did a Lenten beer fast modeled after that of 17th-century monks. Shownotes: https://www.amazon.com/Beer-Option-Brewing-Catholic-Yesterday/dp/1621384144 https://www.monasterygreetings.com/product/Orval-Trappist-Ale-11-2-oz/Orval_Trappist_Ale https://drinkingwiththesaints.com/ https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/these-17th-century-monks-did-a-beer-fast-for-lent-90886...

Duration:00:32:15

BONUS: Pardon the Ecclesiastical Interruption Round 2 (feat. JD Flynn and Ed Condon)

3/8/2019
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In this fast-paced bonus episode, editors JD Flynn and Ed Condon talk Venerable Fulton Sheen, clericalism, Cardinal George Pell and more. They also debate some interesting questions from listeners. For more information: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/appeals-court-says-fulton-sheens-body-should-go-to-peoria-71875 https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/clericalism-at-root-of-abuse-scandals-in-church-pope-told-jesuits-in-ireland-26411...

Duration:00:45:49

Ep. 16: It’s Lent- “God bless the muskrat, for she is a fish”

3/7/2019
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Matthew Schmitz of First Things details some unusual foods you’re allowed to eat during Lent. Fr. Timothy Laboe and Dr. Edward Peters explain how it came to be that Catholics in Detroit eat muskrat during Lent. By popular demand, Deputy Editor-in-chief Michelle La Rosa and Producers Jonah McKeown and Kate Veik taste-test the fish sandwich at Arby’s. Editor-in-chief JD Flynn shares a 2017 essay of his about Lent and ‘finding’ Christ in the desert. Show notes:...

Duration:00:26:51

Ep. 15: A nun, a comic, and an Iranian walk into the Church

2/28/2019
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This week on CNA Newsroom, we're talking converts! We interview three converts to the Catholic Faith: Sister Brittany Harrison, comedian Jeremy McLellan and journalist Sohrab Ahmari.

Duration:00:37:40

BONUS: Pardon the Ecclesiastical Interruption (feat. JD Flynn and Ed Condon)

2/27/2019
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CNA’s Editor-in-chief JD Flynn and D.C. Editor Ed Condon have a fast-paced discussion - in the style of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption” - about several top stories this week, including the Vatican abuse summit, Cardinal George Pell and some U.S. diocesan efforts to restore the original order of the sacraments. For more information: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/analysis-in-spite-of-itself-vatican-abuse-summit-may-still-do-some-good-17909...

Duration:00:39:59