Shannon Mullen

Shannon Mullen

Shannon Mullen is the Editor-in-Chief of CNA. He previously worked as a features writer, investigative reporter, and editor with the Asbury Park (N.J.) Press. He has received numerous national reporting awards and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Articles by Shannon Mullen

‘A unifying moment’: Sister Wilhelmina’s nuns share their story in exclusive TV interview

Jun 4, 2023 / 08:00 am

When the abbess of her order peered into Sister Wilhelmina’s coffin she screamed for joy: “I see a foot!”

Penitential rite held after naked man stands on St. Peter’s Basilica’s main altar

Jun 3, 2023 / 08:04 am

A Polish national stripped off his clothes and climbed onto the basilica’s high altar on June 1.

PHOTOS: Thousands visiting Sister Wilhelmina's body over holiday weekend

May 28, 2023 / 14:05 pm

Up to 15,000 pilgrims expected on Sunday alone, county sheriff says.

Morticians mystified by Sister Wilhelmina’s body: ‘Something special going on there’

May 26, 2023 / 13:45 pm

The local bishop, who has contacted Rome, says a “thorough investigation” is needed to answer “important questions.”

LA Archdiocese: Dodgers’ decision to honor drag queen nuns disparages real religious sisters

May 23, 2023 / 13:53 pm

The archdiocese called for “all Catholics and people of goodwill to stand against bigotry and hate in any form.” 

LA Dodgers reverse course, will honor anti-Catholic drag group at Pride Night game

May 23, 2023 / 00:01 am

“A full apology and explanation was given to us by the Dodgers staff which we accept,” the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence said Monday.

Moms on campus: How are Catholic colleges helping students facing unexpected pregnancies?

May 21, 2023 / 05:00 am

Spurred by last year’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, Catholic colleges are devoting more resources to support young moms, a new survey by EWTN News shows.

Guard opens fire as man drives car into Vatican; suspect in custody

May 18, 2023 / 15:13 pm

An unidentified man is in custody after driving a car at high speed through a gate at the Vatican Thursday, the Holy See press office said.

Shutdown of Jimmy Lai filmmaker’s TikTok account reversed after censorship outcry

May 4, 2023 / 00:01 am

The Acton Institute said its TikTok account was abruptly taken down on May 2 without explanation.

Pope Francis calls abortion ‘senseless’ and criticizes gender theory in Budapest speech

Apr 28, 2023 / 11:40 am

The pope said abortion is “always a tragic defeat” in an address to Hungarian authorities.

Pope Francis in Hungary: European unity ‘crucial’ to peace

Apr 28, 2023 / 06:55 am

Pope Francis called for “creative efforts for peace” during the first address of his three-day visit to Budapest.

Cracks appear in U.S. pro-life movement over Pavone’s leadership

Apr 25, 2023 / 05:30 am

Former members of Frank Pavone’s own organization and other leaders in the wider pro-life community have sought to distance themselves from him.

Pontifical Academy for Life president calls medically assisted suicide ‘feasible’

Apr 23, 2023 / 15:02 pm

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia’s remarks on legalizing assisted suicide contradict the clear teachings of the Catholic Church.

Broglio blasts military hospital for putting for-profit firm in charge of Catholic pastoral care

Apr 8, 2023 / 20:08 pm

Walter Reed military hospital ended its contract with a community of Franciscan friars just before Holy Week, the Archdiocese of the Military Services said.

Pope Francis, Mississippi bishop offer prayers for victims of deadly tornado

Mar 26, 2023 / 07:20 am

The powerful twister on March 24 killed at least 26 people in Mississippi and Alabama.

EWTN CEO Michael Warsaw: Catholic journalists called to be ‘truth tellers’

Mar 13, 2023 / 09:00 am

EWTN CEO Michael P. Warsaw delivered the keynote address at the conclusion of the “Journalism in a Post-Truth World” conference.

UPDATE: Murder investigation underway in shooting death of LA Auxiliary Bishop O’Connell

Feb 19, 2023 / 13:47 pm

Bishop David G. O’Connell, known affectionately as “Bishop Dave,” was shot in the torso on Feb. 18. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

LA Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell shot and killed

Feb 18, 2023 / 23:08 pm

Auxiliary Bishop David O'Connell, 69, was a native of Ireland who had worked with the poor in the South Los Angeles area for 45 years.

Former Priests for Life officials call for Pavone to step down

Feb 10, 2023 / 15:50 pm

Two former officials of Priests for Life are calling for laicized priest Frank Pavone to step down as national director.

Pope Francis: ‘I had nothing to do’ with Father Marko Rupnik case

Jan 25, 2023 / 11:16 am

For the first time, Pope Francis has commented publicly about the scandal surrounding Jesuit artist Father Marko Rupnik.