Archive of February 2, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 2, 2021

Kansas lawmakers advance constitutional amendment to exclude 'right to abortion'

Feb 2, 2021 - 08:01 pm .- The Kansas Senate on Jan. 28 passed a measure that, if approved by voters, would amend the state’s constitution to exclude a “right to abortion” and reserve the right to regulate abortion in the state to the legislature.

Stray bullet falls at feet of priest celebrating Mass in Brazil

Feb 2, 2021 - 06:40 pm .- A stray bullet pierced the roof of a church in Brazil this weekend as a Catholic priest was celebrating Mass. The local diocese pointed to the incident as a sign of worrying violence in the region.

International pro-life groups concerned about USAID nominee

Feb 2, 2021 - 06:15 pm .- Pro-life advocates are concerned over the nomination of Samantha Power to head a critical United States international aid agency. 

Dublin’s new Catholic archbishop at installation Mass: ‘I come to you with hope in my heart’

Feb 2, 2021 - 05:00 pm .- Dublin’s new archbishop said at his installation Mass on Tuesday that he was taking up the role “with hope in my heart.”

‘A victory for transparency’: Louisiana applauds court order to unseal abortion clinic records

Feb 2, 2021 - 04:00 pm .- Louisiana’s attorney general is applauding a federal court order to unseal documents and records that abortion providers have fought to keep secret.

Who is Ali al-Sistani, the Muslim leader whom the Pope will meet in Iraq?

Feb 2, 2021 - 03:19 pm .- During his upcoming trip to Iraq, Pope Francis will meet with the Shia Muslim leader Ali al-Sistani, a man in his 90s who many international analysts consider a decisive player in the region since the end of the Iraq War.

Pope Francis on Feast of Presentation: Learn from the patience of Simeon and Anna

Feb 2, 2021 - 02:00 pm .- On the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, Pope Francis pointed to Simeon and Anna as models of having a “patience of heart” that can keep hope alive during difficult times.

Pro-life billboard campaign unveiled in Poland after abortion ruling

Feb 2, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- Pro-life campaigners in Poland have unveiled a billboard campaign following a landmark ruling on abortion.

Pope Francis dedicates February to prayer for women suffering from violence

Feb 2, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis has dedicated the month of February to prayer for women who are victims of violence. 

North Dakota lawmaker withdraws bill requiring violation of seal of confession

Feb 2, 2021 - 11:05 am .- A North Dakota bill that would have required priests to violate the seal of confession has been withdrawn by its co-sponsor. 

SPLC denounced as ‘thoroughly disgraced’ after labeling pro-life, family organizations as ‘hate groups’

Feb 2, 2021 - 09:45 am .- Critics of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) say the organization has become extreme and “thoroughly disgraced,” after the center released its 2020 “census of hate groups,” which included numerous pro-life and family organizations.

Vatican cardinal: Protecting Catholic doctrine will ‘always be necessary’

Feb 2, 2021 - 09:00 am .- The Vatican’s doctrinal chief has emphasized the Catholic Church’s duty to promote and protect her teachings as passed down by the Apostles.

International Catholic project launched to promote ‘truth of love’ to 21st-century world

Feb 2, 2021 - 08:00 am .- An international group of Catholic academics has launched an ambitious new project to proclaim the “truth of love” to 21st-century society.

Focolare Movement elects Holy Land Catholic as new president

Feb 2, 2021 - 07:00 am .- The Focolare Movement has elected Margaret Karram as the new president of the international Catholic organization.

Pope Francis adds feast of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus to Church calendar

Feb 2, 2021 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis on Tuesday added the memorial of Sts. Mary, Martha, and Lazarus to the General Roman Calendar, giving the siblings the combined feast day of July 29.

‘Life matters’: The pro-life journey of the March for Life interpreter

Feb 2, 2021 - 04:00 am .- The 2021 March for Life included an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for the first time: Jennifer Christie a pro-life advocate and founder of the nonprofit Love Louder.

Analysis: The GOP at a crossroads - and what it means for the pro-life movement

Feb 2, 2021 - 03:14 am .- As they look to the future, Republicans must now grapple with the identity of the party in a post-Trump era, while also looking to expand party membership. There are at least three competing visions for the future, each proposed by a different Republican figure.