Archive of February 1, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 1, 2021

Conservative scholars call for coalition centred on life, family, religion, education

Feb 1, 2021 - 07:01 pm .- A group of conservative scholars released a letter Sunday highlighting what they consider the most important goods for society that people of good will ought to work to conserve, citing a need for a “new consensus” among those who consider themselves conservative.

Blessed Sacrament found intact after explosion at Madrid parish

Feb 1, 2021 - 06:25 pm .- Rescuers in Madrid, Spain announced last week that a consecrated host was found intact amid the rubble left behind from the explosion of a building next to the Virgen de la Paloma parish.

Organizations again labeled 'hate groups' over beliefs on marriage

Feb 1, 2021 - 05:34 pm .- The Southern Poverty Law Center has again named mainstream organizations to its list of “hate groups” in the 2020 publication of its annual “Year of Hate and Extremism” report.

Twitter, Truth and Transgenderism: Catholic outlet suspended for Biden nominee report

Feb 1, 2021 - 05:18 pm .- Catholic World Report is no longer suspended on Twitter, but the publication is still concerned about the social media giant’s action against its post describing Biden appointee Dr. Rachel Levine as “a biological man who identifies as a transgender woman.”

Carl Anderson receives Pro-life Legacy Award

Feb 1, 2021 - 04:28 pm .- Upon receiving the a lifetime achievement award from the March for Life, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus reflected on the accomplishments of the pro-life movement and emphasized four of its pillars.

California bishops challenge state’s extension of statute of limitations for abuse

Feb 1, 2021 - 03:45 pm .- California bishops are asking a judge to overturn a state law that extends the statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims.

Bishop McElroy: Some bishops making abortion a political 'litmus test'

Feb 1, 2021 - 01:30 pm .- The bishop of San Diego on Monday accused “some bishops” of making the issue of abortion a “litmus test” for Catholic politicians during the Biden presidency. With the inauguration of Joe Biden as just the second Catholic president in United States history, “some bishops want to recast the presence and tone of the conference in the public order,” said Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego at an online event on Monday.   These bishops, he said, “argue that abortion is not merely a ‘preeminent’ issue in Catholic Social Teaching, but rather constitutes the de facto litmus test for determining whether a Catholic public official is a faithful Catholic, and for determining whether the overall policy stances of non-Catholic officials can be considered morally legitimate.”   He added that “if adopted, such a position will reduce the common good to a single issue.”

Pope Francis tells news agency: ‘I look at the US Church with hope’

Feb 1, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- In a meeting with an American news agency on Monday, Pope Francis expressed hope in the Catholic Church in the United States, which he said has a courageous history.

Cardinal: Eucharistic Congress in Budapest will be ‘a great sign of hope’ amid pandemic

Feb 1, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- A cardinal has said that this year’s International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest will be “a great sign of hope” amid the pandemic.

Bishops praise Biden for actions on 'racial equity'

Feb 1, 2021 - 09:45 am .- U.S. bishops on Monday praised the Biden administration for its “actions to promote racial equity” in housing and criminal justice reform.

Vatican cardinal speaks out against social stigma for leprosy patients

Feb 1, 2021 - 08:30 am .- People with leprosy suffer not only from physical disease but also from harmful social stigmas which can lead to mental illness, Cardinal Peter Turkson said on Sunday.

Portugal’s Catholic bishops express ‘sadness and indignation’ as parliament backs euthanasia bill

Feb 1, 2021 - 07:30 am .- Portugal’s bishops have expressed “sadness and indignation” after parliament approved a bill approving euthanasia.

Prosecutors drop charges against journalists over Pell trial as media outlets admit breach

Feb 1, 2021 - 06:30 am .- Australian prosecutors announced on Monday that they were dropping charges against individual journalists accused of breaching a gag order over the trial of Cardinal George Pell.

Cardinal Parolin brings message of peace and reconciliation to Cameroon

Feb 1, 2021 - 05:30 am .- On a visit to Cameroon this week, the Vatican secretary of state said he is hoping peace and reconciliation can be found in the country, which is struggling to resolve the Anglophone crisis amid violent conflict.