Archive of January 19, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 19, 2021

Catholic leaders in Brazil ask for more oxygen tanks due to decreasing supplies

Jan 19, 2021 - 11:01 pm .- As the second wave of coronavirus has severely impacted people in the Amazon, Brazilian bishops have asked for donations of oxygen supplies to help patients in crowded hospitals.

Private school parents will appeal to EU for relief against Spanish education law

Jan 19, 2021 - 06:01 pm .- An association of Spanish education advocates will appeal to the European Union to prevent Spain's socialist government from implementing an education law that will restrict the exercise of the rights of parents in deciding their children's education.

This pro-life Democrat is worried about the next Catholic president

Jan 19, 2021 - 03:00 pm .- A former U.S. representative who was known as one of the last standing pro-life Democrats in Congress said he is worried about the example a Catholic president who is also pro-abortion will have on young Catholics. 

As March for Life goes virtual, U.S. bishops call Catholics to prayer instead

Jan 19, 2021 - 02:50 pm .- After the national March for Life announced last week it would be taking place virtually, the U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair has exhorted Catholics to prayer instead.

Archbishop of Washington prays for COVID victims at Lincoln Memorial

Jan 19, 2021 - 02:30 pm .- The Archbishop of Washington prayed for all victims of the COVID-19 pandemic at a national memorial service on Tuesday evening.

Connecticut assisted suicide bill would not safeguard against coercion, opponents say

Jan 19, 2021 - 02:01 pm .- Disability advocates criticized a Connecticut assisted suicide bill for failing to safeguard against coercion and for promoting the idea that the terminally ill are a burden on their caregivers.

Presidential Inaugural Committee facilitates donations to Planned Parenthood

Jan 19, 2021 - 01:55 pm .- The Presidential Inaugural Committee is facilitating donations to Planned Parenthood, encouraging supporters to sponsor American flags on the National Mall in the name of unity.

Vatican cardinal: Synodality is a vital tool in Catholic-Orthodox dialogue

Jan 19, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- Strengthening synodality is “the most important contribution” the Catholic Church can make to ecumenical dialogue, especially dialogue with the Orthodox, a Vatican cardinal has said.

Cathedral in Ohio vandalized with message 'Jesus is Black'

Jan 19, 2021 - 12:19 pm .- Police in Toledo, Ohio are investigating a suspected arson attack on Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral involving an attempted fire and a spray-painted message on the outer walls reading “Jesus is Black.”

US recognizes China’s treatment of Uyghurs as ‘genocide’

Jan 19, 2021 - 11:18 am .- The United States has declared that the Chinese government’s actions against the Uyghur population amount to genocide and crimes against humanity.

Report: Joe Biden set to promptly reverse pro-life policies

Jan 19, 2021 - 11:00 am .- President-elect Joe Biden is expected to promptly roll back pro-life policies the Trump administration put in place, NBC News reported on Monday. 

Joe Biden invites congressional leadership to church service ahead of inauguration

Jan 19, 2021 - 10:45 am .- President-elect Joe Biden invited both Democratic and Republican congressional leaders to attend a church service with him on Wednesday morning ahead of his inauguration, Punchbowl News reported on Tuesday. 

Biden taps supporter of contraceptive mandate to HHS position

Jan 19, 2021 - 10:25 am .- President-elect Joe Biden will nominate a supporter of the contraceptive mandate to a top position at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), he announced on Tuesday.

Pope Francis to Venezuelan clergy: Serve with ‘joy and determination’ amid pandemic

Jan 19, 2021 - 08:05 am .- Pope Francis sent a video message on Tuesday encouraging priests and bishops in their ministry during the coronavirus pandemic and reminding them of two principles which he said would “guarantee the growth of the Church.”

Polish archbishop asks English cardinal to intervene after ruling to withdraw food and water from Catholic patient

Jan 19, 2021 - 07:20 am .- A Polish archbishop asked an English cardinal on Tuesday to intervene following a U.K. court ruling allowing the withdrawal of food and water from a practicing Catholic patient.

Catholic archbishop: Church must do reparation, but don’t scapegoat orders over mother-and-baby homes

Jan 19, 2021 - 05:30 am .- A Catholic archbishop said on Sunday that religious orders should not be scapegoated for the failures exposed by a report on Ireland’s mother-and-baby homes.