Archive of January 15, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 15, 2021

US bishops applaud Supreme Court ruling in favor of FDA abortion pill regulations

Jan 15, 2021 - 10:06 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair on Friday praised a Supreme Court decision allowing federal regulations of the abortion pill to stand during the pandemic.

Becerra, Biden’s HHS pick, has shown ‘hostility to nonprofit institutions’, scholars argue

Jan 15, 2021 - 07:01 pm .- Conservative scholars argued this week that Xavier Becerra, president-elect Joe Biden’s pick for HHS secretary, has a history of “hostility to nonprofit institutions and the donors who support them,” particularly religious nonprofits.

Pope Francis prays for Indonesia after deadly earthquake

Jan 15, 2021 - 06:19 pm .- Pope Francis sent a telegram Friday with his condolences for Indonesia, after a strong earthquake killed at least 67 people on the island of Sulawesi.

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a message of faith, hope and love, niece tells EWTN

Jan 15, 2021 - 05:23 pm .- In an interview with EWTN News Nightly (ENN), the niece of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Alveda King, highlighted that her famous uncle was a man of faith, who always looked for "nonviolent and Bible-based" solutions to the challenges of his time.  

British Columbia hospice to be evicted over euthanasia opposition 

Jan 15, 2021 - 04:47 pm .- A hospice in Delta, British Columbia is laying off all staff next month as they will be evicted from their building due to their opposition to euthanasia.

What happens to the pro-life movement in a post-Trump era?

Jan 15, 2021 - 04:25 pm .- President Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first president in American history to be impeached by the House of Representatives twice.

Buffalo diocese rebuts claims it misrepresented seminary finances

Jan 15, 2021 - 04:04 pm .- The Buffalo diocese has responded to claims that it misrepresented the financial state of its seminary before closing it last year.

Lansing diocese adopts gender identity policy consistent with biological sex

Jan 15, 2021 - 03:01 pm .- The Diocese of Lansing launched Friday a policy on “gender identity” requiring that its schools, parishes, and charities recognize persons by the biological sex with which they were born.

Nine Catholic bishops with COVID-19 die in a single week

Jan 15, 2021 - 02:00 pm .- In the past week, nine Catholic bishops have died worldwide after testing positive for COVID-19.

Breaking: March for Life 2021 goes virtual

Jan 15, 2021 - 01:01 pm .- The 2021 March for Life will take place virtually, organizers announced Friday.

Vatican court due to hold sentence hearing for ex-Vatican bank president

Jan 15, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- The Vatican court is due to hold a sentence hearing next week in a criminal trial against the former president of the Institute for Religious Works.

Vatican ambassador Callista Gingrich has farewell meeting with Pope Francis

Jan 15, 2021 - 12:40 pm .- The United States ambassador to the Holy See, Callista Gingrich, met with Pope Francis Friday as she prepares to leave Rome in tandem with the end of Donald Trump’s presidency.

Rabbi: Polish Catholic Church’s Day of Judaism is a ‘holy day’

Jan 15, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- The Chief Rabbi of Poland on Thursday described the Catholic Church’s annual Day of Judaism as a “holy day.”

Catholics remember Shahbaz Bhatti 10 years after his assassination in Pakistan

Jan 15, 2021 - 07:00 am .- The diocese of Rome will host a memorial Mass on Friday for Servant of God Shahbaz Bhatti, a Catholic politician in Pakistan assassinated by an Islamic terrorist group 10 years ago.

‘This was a historic moment’: England’s personal ordinariate celebrates its 10th anniversary

Jan 15, 2021 - 05:35 am .- Ten years ago today, Mgr Keith Newton was preparing to be ordained a Catholic priest at Westminster Cathedral, the mother church of Catholics in England and Wales. It would be an ordination like no other.