Archive of January 18, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 18, 2021

Catholic saints among those to be honored in garden of American heroes announced by Trump

Jan 18, 2021 - 03:35 pm .- The National Garden of American Heroes will include statues of many notable Catholic figures, including five saints and numerous people who are on the path to sainthood.

Death of pro-life icon on MLK's day is "fitting," family says

Jan 18, 2021 - 03:10 pm .- The passing of pro-life icon Joseph M. Scheidler, 93, former National Director of the Pro-Life Action League on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day, is "absolutely fitting," his son Erik Scheidler told CNA after confirming his father’s death on Monday, January 18.

Poland’s Catholics and Jews mark Day of Judaism with psalms, music, and silent prayer

Jan 18, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- Catholics and Jews in Poland observed the annual Day of Judaism with a common prayer service on Sunday.

Catholic priest in Nigeria found dead after abduction

Jan 18, 2021 - 11:05 am .- The body of a Catholic priest was discovered in Nigeria on Saturday, a day after he was kidnapped by armed men. 

Pope Francis praises Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘timely’ message of peace

Jan 18, 2021 - 10:20 am .- Pope Francis said on Monday that Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream “of harmony and equality for all people” is still relevant today.

Vatican says trial of Italian woman for alleged embezzlement will begin soon

Jan 18, 2021 - 09:00 am .- The Vatican announced on Monday that the trial of an Italian woman for alleged embezzlement would begin soon.

Australian Catholic Archbishop Philip Wilson dies unexpectedly at age 70

Jan 18, 2021 - 05:30 am .- The Australian Archbishop Philip Wilson died unexpectedly on Sunday at the age of 70.

Lawyer confirms ex-nuncio to France will not appeal court verdict

Jan 18, 2021 - 04:00 am .- Archbishop Luigi Ventura will not appeal his suspended 8-month prison sentence for sexual assault, his lawyer has confirmed. 

Bishop calls for renewed fight against racism on MLK Day 

Jan 18, 2021 - 02:49 am .- As Catholics and other Americans observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, they should renew their commitment to fighting racism, said Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington.