Archive of January 28, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 28, 2021

Denver archbishop challenges 'pro-choice' Catholics to test their conscience

Jan 28, 2021 - 06:01 pm .- During his homily on Sunday, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver criticized pro-choice Catholics, adding that if life is not valued at the beginning and end then it will not be respected in between.

In Facebook post, JPII Institute defends Biden’s abortion record

Jan 28, 2021 - 04:41 pm .- The John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences generated a flurry of controversy in the Italian Catholic blogosphere this week, after its Facebook page defended Joe Biden’s support of legal abortion.

Church in Australia to implement nationwide protocol for responding to abuse allegations

Jan 28, 2021 - 04:15 pm .- Starting in February, the Catholic Church in Australia will have a national protocol for responding to allegations of sexual abuse, the bishops of Australia announced this week.

Senators speak out for the unborn on the day before the March for Life

Jan 28, 2021 - 03:45 pm .- The day before the March for Life, several senators emphasized protecting the human dignity of the unborn.   In remarks on the Senate floor on Thursday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said that “being pro-life isn’t just the right to be born; it also means the right to live and to thrive,” arguing that policies like an expanded Child Tax Credit would help build a culture of life.   Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), the founder and chairman of the Senate Pro-life Caucus, spoke in support of the 48th annual March for Life on Friday.    “I believe every human being is created with God-given dignity and potential,” Daines said. “No court, no legislature, no law, can take that away.”

U.S. bishops deplore Biden's 'grevious' repeal of pro-life policies

Jan 28, 2021 - 03:00 pm .- Leading U.S. bishops decried President Biden’s repeal of pro-life policies on Thursday.

Bishops defend translation of martyr’s relics amid controversy

Jan 28, 2021 - 02:42 pm .- The Archbishop of Agrigento and his coadjutor have written a letter to explain why the body of the soon-to-be Blessed Rosario Livatino will be translated from his hometown to the Cathedral of Agrigento.

Pope Francis meets World Food Program head as agency warns about child hunger

Jan 28, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis met on Thursday with the head of the World Food Program, as the organization issued a warning that more than 300 million children are going hungry amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Vatican cardinal visits Cameroon as Catholic Church seeks to resolve Anglophone crisis

Jan 28, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- The Vatican’s Secretary of State kicked off a week-long trip to Cameroon on Thursday in which he will visit a region blighted by clashes between government forces and separatists.

Pro-life, Catholic leaders condemn repeal of Mexico City Policy

Jan 28, 2021 - 11:15 am .- Catholic and pro-life leaders responded to the White House’s planned repeal of the Mexico City Policy on Thursday.

New York AG: COVID-19 nursing home deaths significantly underreported

Jan 28, 2021 - 10:42 am .- New York’s health department may have under-reported COVID-19 nursing home deaths by 50%, an investigation by the state’s attorney general found.   Charles Camosy, a theology professor at Fordham University, told CNA on Thursday that the report’s findings “demonstrate a classic instance of throwaway culture.” 

Pope Francis grants plenary indulgence for participants in virtual March For Life

Jan 28, 2021 - 09:47 am .- Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence for those who take part in this year’s March for Life, an annual peaceful protest against abortion, which is set to take place virtually Jan. 29.

Pope Francis to meet top Shiite cleric on Iraq visit, says cardinal

Jan 28, 2021 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis will meet with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani during his trip to Iraq, a cardinal said on Thursday

Lawmakers to re-introduce discrimination abortion ban

Jan 28, 2021 - 06:50 am .- Members of Congress announced on Thursday they would be re-introducing a ban on discrimination abortion, or abortion based on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

White House: Biden will reverse Mexico City Policy

Jan 28, 2021 - 06:43 am .- President Joe Biden announced Thursday morning that he will be reversing the Mexico City Policy.

Vatican cardinal criticizes German theologians’ ecumenical statement

Jan 28, 2021 - 06:30 am .- A Vatican cardinal has expressed “astonishment” at a statement by a group of Protestant and Catholic theologians in Germany. 

Landmark abortion ruling published in Poland

Jan 28, 2021 - 03:00 am .- Poland’s constitutional court published on Wednesday the rationale for its declaration that abortion for fetal abnormalities is unconstitutional three months after it made the ruling. 

Virginia bishops deplore House passage of ‘drastic’ taxpayer funded abortion bill

Jan 28, 2021 - 12:42 am .- The bishops of Virginia lamented the House of Delegates’ “tragic decision” to pass legislation that would permit abortion coverage for any reason in taxpayer health insurance plans on the state’s taxpayer-funded health exchange.