Archive of February 3, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 3, 2021

Is Cardinal Cupich on his way to the Vatican?

Feb 3, 2021 - 05:52 pm .- On January 30, Pope Francis met with Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, who was in Rome for a meeting of the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops.

US bishops express support for Biden’s environmental actions

Feb 3, 2021 - 05:01 pm .- Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the US bishops’ domestic justice committee, praised Wednesday President Joe Biden’s environmental executive orders.

Documentary depicts ‘LGBT Jesus,’ highlights Catholic dissenters

Feb 3, 2021 - 04:58 pm .- An upcoming documentary aims to revise Catholic iconography for those who self-identify as LGBT and will depict Jesus Christ as “a member or ally of the LGBTQ+ community.” It includes appearances from Father James Martin, S.J., as well as dissenting Catholics who reject Church teaching and advocate sacramental marriage for same-sex couples.

U.S. bishops: COVID relief should protect the vulnerable, including the unborn

Feb 3, 2021 - 04:00 pm .- U.S. bishops are asking that the next COVID relief bill include “life-affirming policies” and reject abortion funding.

White House: Biden is delivering on promises by revoking pro-life policies

Feb 3, 2021 - 03:43 pm .- Asked Wednesday if President Joe Biden intends to work with the pro-life community, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the president “will reach out to all Americans”.

Report: Uyghur women subject to systemic rape in China’s detention camps

Feb 3, 2021 - 03:30 pm .- Uyghur women interned in China’s “re-education” camps are subjected to systemic rape by Chinese soldiers, a former camp detainee told the BBC.

Nicaraguan cardinal commemorates attack on Managua cathedral

Feb 3, 2021 - 02:11 pm .- The Archbishop of Managua, Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, celebrated Mass Jan. 31 to commemorate six months since the attack that destroyed part of the chapel of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, where the crucifix known as “the Blood of Christ” was kept.

Indiana county wins appeal to display Nativity scene

Feb 3, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- A federal appeals court on Tuesday allowed an Indiana county to display a nativity scene at its courthouse. 

French Catholic bishops: Fight against anti-Semitism ‘must be everyone’s business’

Feb 3, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- French Catholic bishops signed on Monday a declaration denouncing rising anti-Semitism in the presence of Jewish leaders in Paris.

Cardinal Bo urges Burma's military to release Aung San Suu Kyi after 'shocking' coup

Feb 3, 2021 - 11:38 am .- Cardinal Charles Maung Bo urged Burma’s military on Wednesday to release Aung San Suu Kyi after its “shocking” coup on Feb. 1.

U.S. bishops praise Biden’s ‘humane’ actions on immigration

Feb 3, 2021 - 11:00 am .- The U.S. bishops’ conference welcomed President Joe Biden’s immigration actions on Wednesday, while one Catholic group decried the continuance of deportations.

Ryan Anderson: Church teaching an 'untapped resource' for responding to culture wars

Feb 3, 2021 - 10:00 am .- In an interview with CNA, Ryan Anderson—a prominent speaker and author on marriage, sexuality, religious freedom, and natural law—offered advice for Catholics on discussing issues such as abortion and gender ideology, and pointed to saints who could serve as models for this evangelization. 

Pope Francis’ Angelus address moves outdoors as coronavirus restrictions ease in Rome

Feb 3, 2021 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis will speak to a live audience once again as his weekly Angelus address moves back to St. Peter’s Square on Sunday after a seven-week absence.

Sagrada Familia unveils ambitious building goal for 2021

Feb 3, 2021 - 07:00 am .- The construction team at the Sagrada Família Basilica in Barcelona has announced an ambitious building goal for 2021.

Australian federal police find no criminal misconduct in mysterious Vatican transfers

Feb 3, 2021 - 05:00 am .- The Australian Federal Police said on Wednesday that it had found no evidence of criminal misconduct in its investigation into money transfers from the Vatican to Australia.

Pope Francis: Without liturgy, Christianity is without the whole of Christ

Feb 3, 2021 - 04:10 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that it is essential for Christians to participate in the liturgy and the sacraments to encounter the Real Presence of Jesus.