Archive of December 31, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 31, 2020

The Fourteen Holy Helpers: Plague saints for a time of coronavirus

Dec 31, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- By this time in the coronavirus outbreak, you may have cruised the empty toilet paper aisles and pasta shelves at your local grocery store, and could have had moments of panic, or at least heightened anxiety.

Underground Catholic bishop dies in China

Dec 31, 2020 - 03:25 pm .- According to the Catholic outlet AsiaNews, headquartered in Rome, Bishop Andrea Han Jingtao, 99, one of the most revered leaders of the underground Catholic Church in China, died yesterday evening, December 30th. Han Jingtao was the underground Bishop of Siping.

Michigan bishops welcome court decision favoring funds for private schools

Dec 31, 2020 - 02:15 pm .- The Michigan Catholic Conference is pleased with a recent state Supreme Court decision that requires a lower court to review the constitutionality of a state program which reimburses non-public schools for the costs that the schools incur to comply with health and safety mandates.

Planned Parenthood's international arm boasts financing efforts to legalize abortion in Argentina

Dec 31, 2020 - 12:56 pm .- In a post published on Wednesday, December 30, just hours after abortion was legalized by the Argentinian Senate, one of the international branches of Planned Parenthood, the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPFWHR), boasted about having financed a large operation in the South American country to push to legalize abortion.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro criticizes Argentina's legalization of abortion

Dec 31, 2020 - 12:49 pm .- In a short message published on his Twitter account, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the decision of the Argentinian Senate to legalize abortion and vowed that abortion will never become legal in Brazil - the largest Latin American country - under his presidency.

On transgenderism: Common ground, and real differences, between Catholics and radical feminists

Dec 31, 2020 - 12:10 pm .- In their efforts to teach the truth in the face of the transgender ideology, Catholics are finding an unlikely ally: trans-exclusionary, or “gender critical,” feminists, who say the transgender movement hurts women.

Pope Francis: At the end of a year of pandemic, 'we praise you, God'

Dec 31, 2020 - 10:20 am .- Pope Francis explained Thursday why the Catholic Church gives thanks to God at the close of a calendar year, even years that have been marked by tragedy, such as 2020’s coronavirus pandemic.

'Painful sciatica' prevents Pope Francis from attending Vatican's New Year's liturgies

Dec 31, 2020 - 09:20 am .- Because of sciatic pain, Pope Francis will not preside at the Vatican's liturgies on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, according to the Holy See press office.

Why a new consecration to St. Joseph is spreading like wildfire 

Dec 31, 2020 - 04:00 am .- One of the most prominent people in the life of Jesus Christ, St. Joseph, his foster father, is also one of the quietest. And as such, he can be one of the most overlooked people in the Bible and in the Holy Family.

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