Archive of January 12, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 12, 2021

Catholic women launch campaign spiritually to adopt seminarians as Argentine seminary closes

Jan 12, 2021 - 07:01 pm .- A group of Catholic women in the Diocese of San Rafael have launched a campaign to adopt the seminarians affected by the closure of the local seminary.

Dominican priest, microbiologist affirms moral liceity of COVID-19 vaccine

Jan 12, 2021 - 06:01 pm .- A Dominican priest and biology professor has on social media encouraged people to receive a coronavirus vaccine, emphasizing his trust in modern medicine and expertise in biology.

Colombian bishop, 74, dies from COVID-19 complications

Jan 12, 2021 - 04:57 pm .- The Colombian diocese of Santa Marta announced on Tuesday that Bishop Luis Adriano Piedrahita Sandoval, 74, died January 11 of complications from COVID-19.

Supreme Court reinstates FDA’s ban on abortion pills via mail

Jan 12, 2021 - 04:48 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Tuesday reversed a federal judge’s injunction that had blocked FDA rules requiring women to obtain an abortion pill from a doctor in person.

Lawsuit over NY abortion law says it could help enable domestic abuse

Jan 12, 2021 - 04:01 pm .- A lawsuit was filed Tuesday against the state of New York over its 2019 law legalizing some abortions throughout pregnancy.

Bioethicists alarmed by ruling to withdraw food and water from Catholic patient

Jan 12, 2021 - 02:17 pm .- Bioethicists expressed alarm Tuesday at a U.K. court ruling allowing the withdrawal of food and water from a practicing Catholic patient.

Amid scheduled executions, bills introduced to end federal use of death penalty

Jan 12, 2021 - 02:01 pm .- As three federal executions were scheduled for this week, multiple bills have been introduced in Congress to end use of the federal death penalty.

Report: Rome court orders return of cash found at suspended Vatican official’s home

Jan 12, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- A Rome court has ruled that the search and seizure of money and other valuables from the home of a suspended Vatican official in November last year was “illegitimate” for not following proper legal channels, and ordered the cash be restored, according to Italian media reports.

Rosario Livatino’s postulator: Christians urgently need ‘credible witnesses’

Jan 12, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- The postulator of the beatification cause of a judge martyred by the mafia says that Christians today urgently need “credible witnesses” like Rosario Livatino.

Vatican Secretary of State knew of investment now under investigation

Jan 12, 2021 - 11:57 am .- A letter by Cardinal Pietro Parolin leaked to an Italian news outlet shows that the Secretariat of State was aware, and approved at its highest ranks, of the disgraced purchase of a luxury real estate property in London now at the center of a Vatican investigation.

Federal execution of Lisa Montgomery stayed

Jan 12, 2021 - 09:47 am .- A district court judge has stayed the execution of Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, on the eve of her execution.

Ash Wednesday 2021: Vatican offers guidance on ash distribution amid COVID-19 pandemic

Jan 12, 2021 - 09:00 am .- The Vatican gave guidance Tuesday about how priests can distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Catholic bishops urge UK to give up nuclear arsenal

Jan 12, 2021 - 08:05 am .- Catholic bishops urged the U.K. on Tuesday to give up its nuclear arsenal.

Cardinal Müller: Media image of ‘two popes’ threatens papacy as a ‘principle of unity’

Jan 12, 2021 - 06:05 am .- The former head of the Vatican’s doctrinal office has said that today’s media environment is undermining theological truths that are the foundation of Church unity.

Pope Francis: Coronavirus pandemic has ‘exposed inefficiencies’ in care of the sick

Jan 12, 2021 - 04:45 am .- Pope Francis said on Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic had “exposed inefficiencies in the care of the sick.”

Benedict XVI to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Jan 12, 2021 - 03:30 am .- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will receive the coronavirus vaccine as soon as it is available, his personal secretary said Tuesday.

NJ bishops call for day of prayer and fasting on Roe anniversary 

Jan 12, 2021 - 01:27 am .- As the United States approaches 48 years of legalized abortion nationwide, the Catholic bishops of New Jersey are asking Catholics to join in a day of fasting and prayer to support a culture of life.

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