Archive of February 5, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 5, 2021

Does a pontifical foundation use Pope Francis to spread gender ideology?

Feb 5, 2021 - 05:01 pm .- The Scholas Occurrentes Pontifical Foundation, which states that its goal is to create a new vision for the education of children around the world, is not only using Pope Francis’ support to fundraise around the world, but also to disseminate material on gender ideology to children in at least a dozen countries in Latin America.

Virginia bishops approve state’s move to abolish the death penalty

Feb 5, 2021 - 04:00 pm .- Virginia's two Catholic bishops welcomed the state legislature’s votes to abolish the death penalty this week. 

Knights of Columbus elect Patrick Kelly next Supreme Knight

Feb 5, 2021 - 03:50 pm .- Patrick E. Kelly will be the next Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, the largest Catholic men’s fraternity in the world. He succeeds outgoing Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, who stressed Kelly’s diplomatic and military background and his long service with the Knights, including leading their response to the coronavirus epidemic.

Pope Francis nominates new prosecutor, judges for Vatican Court of Appeal

Feb 5, 2021 - 03:00 pm .- Pope Francis on Friday tapped a long-time Rome prosecutor to be public prosecutor for the Vatican City State’s Court of Appeal.

Bioethicists: ruling to withdraw life-sustaining treatment from 5-year-old ‘deeply flawed’

Feb 5, 2021 - 02:00 pm .- Bioethicists criticized on Thursday an English court ruling that life-sustaining treatment can be withdrawn from a five-year-old girl against her mother’s wishes.

Romney proposed a monthly benefit to families. Could it reverse falling birth rate?

Feb 5, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) unveiled a proposal on Thursday that would provide a monthly cash benefit to parents. 

Did 'the Roman Catholic Church' unjustly collect federal aid? AP story misrepresents Church finances, expert says

Feb 5, 2021 - 12:10 pm .- A Feb. 4 investigative story from the Associated Press inaccurately portrays “the Roman Catholic Church” as a "giant corporate monolith” that raked in federal aid while sitting on billions of dollars that they could have used to pay employees, a canon and civil law expert told CNA.

Burma’s Catholic bishops call for prayer and fasting after coup

Feb 5, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- Catholic bishops in Burma have announced that Feb. 7 will be a day of prayer and fasting for peace in their country following Monday’s military coup.

As Biden increases refugee cap, CRS applauds

Feb 5, 2021 - 11:05 am .- Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is among the groups praising President Joe Biden’s announcement that the U.S. will accept more refugees in the coming fiscal year.

Nearly 50 senators pledge to oppose taxpayer-funded abortions

Feb 5, 2021 - 11:01 am .- Nearly 50 senators have signed on to a letter pledging to oppose taxpayer funding of abortions.

Martyred Catholic judge Rosario Livatino to be beatified in May

Feb 5, 2021 - 09:00 am .- Rosario Livatino, a Sicilian judge and magistrate killed by the mafia in 1990, will be beatified on the Italian island on Sunday, May 9.

'Born-alive' amendment fails again in the Senate

Feb 5, 2021 - 08:05 am .- On Thursday evening, the Senate rejected a measure requiring care for babies who survive abortion attempts.

Catholic archbishop of Damascus appeals for Syrians to return home

Feb 5, 2021 - 07:00 am .- As the 10th anniversary of the start of the Syrian war approaches, the Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Damascus is appealing for refugees to return home.

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI receive second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Feb 5, 2021 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI have both received their second and final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, a Vatican source confirmed to CNA.

Global prayer marathon to mark world day of prayer against trafficking

Feb 5, 2021 - 04:20 am .- Catholics across the globe will take part in an online prayer marathon on Monday marking the World Day of Prayer against Trafficking.

Honduran Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga tests positive for COVID-19

Feb 5, 2021 - 03:00 am .- The Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa said on Thursday that Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga has tested positive for COVID-19 and is “stable and recovering” at a local private clinic.