Archive of January 27, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 27, 2021

Irish Supreme Court: Hospital may withhold treatment of child against parents' wishes

Jan 27, 2021 - 05:01 pm .- The Supreme Court of Ireland ruled Friday that a hospital may withhold medical treatment contrary to the wishes of the parents of a child with severe injuries.

Disability cannot be grounds for voluntary euthanasia, UN officials say

Jan 27, 2021 - 04:17 pm .- A disability rights organization praised United Nations human rights experts for condemning voluntary euthanasia on the basis of disability.

Walk for Life West Coast draws thousands to San Francisco march

Jan 27, 2021 - 03:25 pm .- Despite pandemic restrictions, thousands of pro-life advocates showed their support at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on Saturday.

Pope Francis gives over $100K for earthquake relief in Croatia

Jan 27, 2021 - 02:40 pm .- Pope Francis has given a Catholic charity in Croatia more than $121,000 for earthquake relief.


Archbishop Cordileone: Catholics must recover ‘idea of worthiness to receive Communion’

Jan 27, 2021 - 01:30 pm .- In an interview discussing his recent admonition of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco emphasized the need for Catholics to recover the sense of worthiness to receive Holy Communion.

Amanda Gorman, inaugural poet for Biden, has history of abortion advocacy 

Jan 27, 2021 - 12:40 pm .- Poet Amanda Gorman made a splash with her performance at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. But less than two years earlier, she performed a strongly pro-abortion poem that championed abortion access as necessary to secure equality, to escape from poverty, and to achieve the freedom to determine family size. 

Survey: Americans more likely to say that pandemic strengthened their faith

Jan 27, 2021 - 12:37 pm .- Americans are more likely than people in other developed countries to say their faith has strengthened during the pandemic, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center. 

How a Catholic pastor saved hundreds of his Jewish neighbors in the Warsaw Ghetto

Jan 27, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- Before the war, Fr. Marceli Godlewski seemed an unlikely candidate to be honored as “Righteous Among the Nations.” But he saved hundreds of his Jewish neighbors’ lives.

Leading soccer goalkeeper in Italy faces penalty for blaspheming

Jan 27, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- A leading Italian soccer player is facing a possible ban after allegedly blaspheming last month.

How one diocese's schools remain open for in-person learning

Jan 27, 2021 - 08:35 am .- Catholic schools around the United States adjusted to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, and halfway through the school year one diocese explained to CNA how it has remained open for in-person learning while local public schools remain virtual-only.

Vatican official: Catholics can add value to ‘Green New Deal’ debate

Jan 27, 2021 - 07:04 am .- The Vatican Secretary for Relations with States has said that Catholics can apply the Church’s social teaching to evaluate aspects of Green New Deal proposals and pointed out that many of its policies’ philosophical underpinnings contain a modern assumption that technological progress inevitably yields good results.

Theme song unveiled for next World Youth Day in Lisbon

Jan 27, 2021 - 06:00 am .- The organizers of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon on Wednesday unveiled the event’s official theme song.

Pope Francis on Holocaust Remembrance Day: ‘These things can happen again’

Jan 27, 2021 - 03:50 am .- Pope Francis said on Wednesday that commemorating the Holocaust means to be aware that “these things can happen again.” 

Brazil’s bishops document increasing ill-treatment in prisons during pandemic

Jan 27, 2021 - 12:02 am .- The Catholic bishops of Brazil are decrying worsening conditions and alleged torture in the country’s prisons during the pandemic, as evidenced by a lengthy report released last week.