Archive of February 6, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 6, 2021

Virginia House advances bill repealing protections for faith-based adoption agencies

Feb 6, 2021 - 03:01 pm .- The Virginia House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill to remove conscience protections for child-placing agencies, prompting worry that the state’s Catholic adoption and foster care agencies could be forced to shut down because of their views on marriage.

American seminary in Rome to defend itself against lawsuit alleging ‘predatory homosexuality’

Feb 6, 2021 - 12:31 pm .- The American seminary in Rome has said it will defend itself “vigorously” against a lawsuit filed by a former student who says he was blocked from continuing his studies there after he had witnessed inappropriate homosexual contact on the part of the vice rector.

Supreme Court rebukes California's strict coronavirus rules for churches

Feb 6, 2021 - 11:04 am .- California’s strict coronavirus rules banning indoor worship were blocked and revised by a U.S. Supreme Court injunction late Friday night, drawing praise from figures like Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

Pope Francis calls Focolare Movement to 'dynamic fidelity' after election of new president

Feb 6, 2021 - 06:39 am .- Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged the Focolare Movement to have “dynamic fidelity” as the third president of the international Catholic organization begins her term.

Bridgeport's Bishop Caggiano named next Legatus head chaplain

Feb 6, 2021 - 06:01 am .- Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport has been named the next chaplain of Legatus International, a Catholic business leaders’ association with over 100 chapters in the U.S. and Canada.

Pope Francis names religious sister, priest as under-secretaries of the Synod of Bishops

Feb 6, 2021 - 05:20 am .- Pope Francis Saturday appointed a Spanish priest and a French religious sister as under-secretaries of the Synod of Bishops.