Jonah McKeown

Jonah McKeown

Jonah McKeown is a staff writer and podcast producer for Catholic News Agency. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has worked as a writer, as a producer for public radio, and as a videographer. He is based in St. Louis.

Articles by Jonah McKeown

As California fires continue to burn, Catholic Charities aids victims

Nov 13, 2018 / 03:01 am

As wildfires continue to burn throughout the state of California, local Catholic Charities agencies are working with agencies in neighboring states to coordinate relief.

What do Catholics expect from USCCB meeting on abuse crisis?

Nov 9, 2018 / 17:10 pm

CNA spoke with theologians, priests, and other prominent Catholics about what they hope to see at the upcoming meeting of U.S. bishops.

Buffalo diocese expands list of credibly accused clerics

Nov 5, 2018 / 17:32 pm

The Diocese of Buffalo is adding to their public list of clergy with credible allegations of sexual abuse against a minor.

How the Archdiocese of Detroit plans to 'Unleash the Gospel'

Nov 2, 2018 / 03:00 am

A year after Detroit’s archbishop released a letter outlining a plan for his diocese’ revitalization, the diocese is working to put his words into action with a campaign called “Unleash the Gospel.”

Amid lawsuit, firm publishes list of California priests accused of abuse

Oct 24, 2018 / 23:00 pm

A Minnesota-based law firm released a report Tuesday compiling the names of over 200 priests from the San Francisco Bay area it says have been publicly accused of sexual abuse. At least one California diocese has questioned the sources for the list.

How a new study says premarital sex affects marital happiness

Oct 24, 2018 / 09:08 am

People who have had only one lifetime sexual partner have happier marriages than people with two or more lifetime partners, according to a new report from the Institute for Family Studies.

With city support, Baltimore parish will issue IDs to undocumented parishioners

Oct 19, 2018 / 10:06 am

A Baltimore Catholic parish announced that it will begin issuing parish identification cards, with the goal of making undocumented immigrants and members of other vulnerable populations in the city more comfortable reporting crimes and cooperating with the Baltimore Police Department.

Legal pot will have 'disastrous effects,' Canadian bishops say

Oct 17, 2018 / 18:00 pm

Canada’s bishops reiterated their opposition to the legalization of recreational marijuana Wednesday, the same day that legal marijuana sales began across the country.

The Seven in Heaven: Meet the new saints to be canonized this weekend

Oct 13, 2018 / 05:00 am

Meet the seven people Pope Francis will officially recognize as saints of the Catholic Church on Sunday.

Blessed Oscar Romero's legacy of charity in El Salvador

Oct 11, 2018 / 02:01 am

Oscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdamez, better known as Blessed Oscar Romero, once said that if El Salvador’s military oppressors killed him, he would “arise in the Salvadoran people.”

There's only one abortion clinic left in Missouri

Oct 4, 2018 / 13:21 pm

Abortions at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia, Missouri ended this week after the facility failed to adhere to state rules, and its state license to perform abortions expired Oct. 3. This leaves Missouri with one clinic licensed to perform abortions, located in St. Louis.

Recalling St John Paul II's message to youth

Oct 2, 2018 / 10:40 am

“Always be prepared to make a defence....for the hope that is in you.”

Curtis Martin focused on 'Making Missionary Disciples'

Sep 27, 2018 / 15:41 pm

In a new book, evangelist Curtis Martin offers a plan to help equip the next "generation" of Christian disciples for evangelization.

New US law aims to prosecute websites that facilitate sex trafficking  

Apr 12, 2018 / 12:02 pm

A new law aims to make it easier to prosecute websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking, such as

Catholic schools are ‘instruments of the new evangelization,’ NCEA president says

Feb 2, 2018 / 05:00 am

Dr. Tom Burnford, president and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association, spoke to CNA’s Jonah McKeown during Catholic Schools Week 2018 about his Catholic education  and the evangelizing mission of Catholic schools in the United States.