Archive of January 14, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 14, 2021

COVID-19 outbreak at Portuguese nursing home run by religious sisters

Jan 14, 2021 - 09:22 pm .- A convent of Conceptionist Sisters in the Archdiocese of Évora, Portugal is experiencing a major COVID-19 outbreak, and the local bishop is asking for prayers for the sisters and the elderly they serve.

Fr. James Martin connects Catholic leaders to Capitol riots; Bishop Stika unimpressed

Jan 14, 2021 - 08:42 pm .- Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville voiced skepticism of Father James Martin’s recent essay claiming that Catholic leaders’ criticism of President-elect Joe Biden's stance on abortion helped contribute to the conditions for the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Vatican diplomat highlights growing religious intolerance

Jan 14, 2021 - 07:20 pm .- A Vatican diplomat highlighted Thursday the “ever-growing intolerance and discrimination against Christians, Jews, Muslims and members of other religions.”

US bishops disagree with designation of Cuba as terrorism sponsor

Jan 14, 2021 - 06:29 pm .- The US bishops’ chair for international justice and peace has expressed his disagreement with the State Department’s return of Cuba to a list of state sponsors of terrorism.

Canada’s Supreme Court says archdiocese is responsible for orphanage abuse

Jan 14, 2021 - 05:47 pm .- Canada’s highest court has ruled that the Archdiocese of St. John’s in Newfoundland and Labrador will be responsible for Mount Cashel Orphanage child abuse lawsuits against the Congregation of Christian Brothers.

What changes to the Vatican may the replacement of the Archpriest of St Peter's Basilica bring

Jan 14, 2021 - 05:45 pm .- Pope Francis might soon choose a new Archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica, to replace Cardinal Angelo Comastri, who turned 77 in September. His replacement, according to Vatican observers, may bring a broader generational change that could involve at least five Vatican dicasteries.

NY archdiocese responds to questions over its victims' compensation fund

Jan 14, 2021 - 04:01 pm .- The Archdiocese of New York responded Thursday to questions about its victims’ compensation program.

Congressional report: Biden administration should push Vatican to ‘reevaluate’ China deal

Jan 14, 2021 - 03:33 pm .- A new congressional report calls for U.S. diplomatic engagement with the Vatican to “reevaluate” its 2018 agreement with China on the ordination of bishops.

Filipino priest to stand trial for sedition charges after speaking out on president’s drug policies

Jan 14, 2021 - 02:19 pm .- A Catholic priest in the Philippines is set to stand trial on sedition charges, stemming from his public objections to President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug policies. 

Cardinal Pell: 'Clear headed' women will help 'sentimental males' clean up Vatican finances

Jan 14, 2021 - 01:50 pm .- Cardinal George Pell welcomed Thursday Pope Francis’ inclusion of lay women on the Vatican’s economy council, saying he hopes “clear headed” women will help “sentimental males” do the right thing concerning Church finances.

Zambian bishop, 53, dies of COVID-19 complications

Jan 14, 2021 - 12:31 pm .- Bishop Moses Hamungole of Zambia’s Monze Diocese died Wednesday of COVID-19-related complications. He was 53.

Catholic Church resumes Sunday Masses in Iceland

Jan 14, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- The Catholic Church is resuming public Sunday Masses in Iceland after the government raised the number of people permitted to attend Mass from 10 to 20.

Vatican Museums hope to reopen in February

Jan 14, 2021 - 10:00 am .- Vatican Museums are expected to reopen in February if coronavirus restrictions permit it, according to the museums’ director.

Bishops urge French Catholics to pray and fast as bioethics bill returns to Senate

Jan 14, 2021 - 07:00 am .- Bishops in France are asking Catholics to pray and fast for the next four Fridays for a respect for human life from its conception in response to new legislation.

Iraqi Catholics urged to pray at Sunday Masses that Pope Francis will be able to visit country

Jan 14, 2021 - 06:00 am .- A cardinal has called on Iraqi Catholics to pray at Sunday Masses that Pope Francis will be able to visit their country in March.

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Jan 14, 2021 - 04:50 am .- Pope Francis and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday.

Number of people leaving Catholic Church in Austria fell in 2020

Jan 14, 2021 - 04:00 am .- Fewer people left the Catholic Church in Austria in 2020 than in the previous year, according to official figures released on Wednesday.

Appeals court considers university officials’ personal liability for religious discrimination 

Jan 14, 2021 - 12:56 am .- A federal appeals court heard arguments on Wednesday on whether public university officials can be held personally liable for religious discrimination.

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