Archive of January 26, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 26, 2021

Several states set to consider pro-life, pro-abortion bills

Jan 26, 2021 - 05:45 pm .- Several state legislatures are considering measures in support of and against abortion. 

Cardinal says Italy is seeing a surge of ‘new poor’ amid the pandemic

Jan 26, 2021 - 04:53 pm .- An Italian cardinal said Tuesday the country is seeing a surge of “new poor” due to the coronavirus pandemic, and warned that the situation is putting many at risk of becoming victims of usury.

Members of Congress push for end to the federal death penalty

Jan 26, 2021 - 03:55 pm .- Dozens of members of Congress are urging the Attorney General-designate to stop use of the federal death penalty.

Canadian student journalist fired for Catholic views charges discrimination

Jan 26, 2021 - 03:01 pm .- A Catholic student who said his university’s newspaper wrongly fired him for his critical views of homosexuality and transgenderism has filed a claim in a Canadian human rights tribunal, saying he was wrongly discriminated against.

Pope Francis attends Vatican funeral of his personal physician

Jan 26, 2021 - 02:00 pm .- Pope Francis on Tuesday afternoon attended the Vatican funeral of his personal doctor, Fabrizio Soccorsi, who died earlier this month.

Pro-abortion, pro-LGBT groups applaud confirmation of new Secretary of State

Jan 26, 2021 - 01:15 pm .- Pro-abortion and pro-LGBT groups applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken on Tuesday.

Cardinal expresses concern about preteens using social media

Jan 26, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- An Italian cardinal expressed concern this week about the use of social media by children, encouraging the Church to do its part to give young people hope for the future amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Polish Catholic patient at center of UK court battle dies

Jan 26, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- A Polish Catholic patient at the center of a U.K. court battle died on Tuesday despite last-minute efforts by bishops and government officials to bring him to Poland for treatment. 

Why birth rates fell more sharply during COVID

Jan 26, 2021 - 11:00 am .- Recently-published data suggest that the birth rate in the U.S. declined considerably from 2019 to 2020, refuting hopes of a “baby boom” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cardinal calls for 3-day ‘Nineveh fast’ for return to peace and stability in Iraq

Jan 26, 2021 - 09:30 am .- Chaldean Catholics in Iraq are undertaking a three-day “Nineveh fast” this week to pray for peace and security in their country ahead of Pope Francis’ scheduled visit in March.

Vatican exonerates retired bishop of multiple abuse claims but issues canonical rebuke

Jan 26, 2021 - 08:15 am .- The Vatican’s doctrinal congregation has exonerated retired Bishop Joseph Hart of Cheyenne over numerous accusations of the sexual abuse of minors, but issued a canonical rebuke. 

‘Despite change, the Church remains’: Emotional farewell Mass for Archbishop Kondrusiewicz

Jan 26, 2021 - 06:10 am .- Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz said at a farewell Mass on Sunday that the Church would remain a source of strength for Catholics in Belarus despite a change in leadership.