Archive of January 5, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 5, 2021

Father Michael Pfleger, activist Chicago priest, faces claim of abusing minor

Jan 5, 2021 - 08:55 pm .- The outspoken activist Chicago priest Father Michael Pfleger faces an allegation that he sexually abused a minor over 40 years ago, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has said, adding that the claims have not been proven true or false and are under investigation.

North Dakota concludes investigation of clerical sex abuse

Jan 5, 2021 - 06:19 pm .- An 18-month-long investigation into child sexual abuse in North Dakota’s two dioceses has concluded, the state’s attorney general announced Monday.

Abortion advocates push for big changes in 2021 under Biden administration 

Jan 5, 2021 - 04:59 pm .- Looking ahead at 2021, abortion advocates are hoping the incoming presidential administration will bring policy changes and new personnel who are sympathetic to their goals.

Philippine Catholics lament police killings of indigenous people during arrest

Jan 5, 2021 - 04:36 pm .- Catholic and human rights groups have condemned the killing of nine indigenous group leaders, who were shot as authorities arrested protesters late last month.

Births of babies with Down syndrome in Europe fall sharply amid increased prenatal testing

Jan 5, 2021 - 03:31 pm .- The number of babies with Down syndrome who were born in Europe fell by half between 2011 and 2015— confirming the fears of pro-life campaigners in the UK, who have long argued that increased prenatal testing for Down syndrome has led many women to abort their children.

Central African Republic rebels seize Bangassou, bishop reports

Jan 5, 2021 - 02:56 pm .- The Central African Republic city of Bangassou has been captured by rebels aligned with an ex-president, Bishop Juan José Aguirre Muñoz of Bangassou has reported as he appealed for prayers.

Lebanese cardinal urges leaders to help country avoid ‘total collapse’

Jan 5, 2021 - 12:30 pm .- Lebanon’s Maronite patriarch has said that the country could be facing “the risk of total collapse” amid a deepening economic and political crisis.

Scotland's bishops protest against closure of churches amid new lockdown

Jan 5, 2021 - 11:30 am .- The Scottish Catholic bishops have protested the closing of churches as part of Scotland’s newest coronavirus lockdown.

Croatia's Catholic bishops give $1 million in relief to earthquake victims

Jan 5, 2021 - 09:30 am .- The Croatian bishops’ conference is donating over $1 million in emergency aid to victims of the country’s December earthquake.

Catholic bishop in Iceland appeals for lifting of 10-person Mass limit

Jan 5, 2021 - 08:35 am .- Iceland’s only Catholic bishop has called on the government to lift the country’s 10-person limit on Mass attendance, arguing that it is an “unfair discrepancy” within the current coronavirus measures.

Pontifical university patents beer giving drinkers taste of the Middle Ages

Jan 5, 2021 - 06:05 am .- A pontifical university in Poland is patenting a beer that will give drinkers a taste of the Middle Ages.

Pandemic forces Pope Francis to cancel annual baptism ceremony in Sistine Chapel

Jan 5, 2021 - 05:10 am .- Pope Francis will not baptize babies in the Sistine Chapel this Sunday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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