Archive of January 30, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 30, 2021

Iowa lawmakers advance constitutional amendment to exclude ‘right to abortion’

Jan 30, 2021 - 06:14 pm .- Lawmakers in Iowa this week passed a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the state constitution which would exclude a “right to abortion” or to public funding for abortion. 

Senate pro-life chair: Down syndrome abortions are ‘eugenics’

Jan 30, 2021 - 11:00 am .- In an interview with CNA this week, the Senate Pro-Life Caucus chair talked about new legislation to ban abortions on the basis of Down syndrome. He also addressed a top concern in the next two years—taxpayer funding of abortions—and discussed the March for Life and his founding of the pro-life caucus in 2019.

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Cupich after Biden inauguration statement dispute

Jan 30, 2021 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis met with Cardinal Blase Cupich on Saturday, 10 days after the cardinal publicly criticized the U.S. bishops’ official statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden.

Mexican nuns in need of help after Covid hits community

Jan 30, 2021 - 06:01 am .- The Dominican Nuns of the St. Catherine of Siena Monastery in Mexico City sent an urgent request for "fervent prayers" to local and international Catholics after 10 of their 24 religious fell ill with Covid-19 early this week.

Cardinal Parolin on Vatican finances: 'Talking about a crisis is a bit excessive'

Jan 30, 2021 - 06:00 am .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said that he does not consider the Vatican’s financial scandals to be “a crisis,” but pointed to the recent headlines as a sign of the Vatican’s transparency.

Catholic priest who ‘died twice’ gives thanks for coronavirus recovery

Jan 30, 2021 - 04:00 am .- In March 2020, Fr. Michael Stack was looking forward to retiring after years of exhausting priestly ministry. Then the coronavirus almost snatched away his life.