Archive of February 8, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 8, 2021

Bishops pray for Colombian nun kidnapped four years ago

Feb 8, 2021 - 08:54 pm .- The president of the Department of Missions at the Colombian Bishops’ Conference marked the fourth anniversary of the kidnapping of Sister Gloria Cecilia Narváez by requesting continued prayers for her.

US bishops adjust liturgical translation following concern of CDW

Feb 8, 2021 - 08:01 pm .- The US bishops' conference last week decreed that in the translation of the conclusion of collects in the Roman Missal, “one” is to be omitted before “God”. The conclusions will now read “God, for ever and ever”.

Former employee of pro-life organizations arrested in DC on child pornography charges

Feb 8, 2021 - 07:01 pm .- Pro-life organizations have reacted to the arrest and apparent confession of a former employee on child pornography allegations, emphasizing the need to ensure that children are protected.

Vatican releases logo of Pope Francis' trip to Iraq

Feb 8, 2021 - 05:48 pm .- As Pope Francis’ trip to Iraq becomes more likely, the Holy See Press Office released Feb. 8 the logo for the first papal trip since the beginning of the COVID pandemic.

West Virginia bishop revives lay-led advisory council

Feb 8, 2021 - 04:02 pm .- The Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston is reviving a lay-led advisory council as part of reforms following the 2018 departure of disgraced emeritus Bishop Michael Bransfield.

Catholic groups announce virtual pilgrimage to Holy Land

Feb 8, 2021 - 03:46 pm .- Several Catholic groups have opened on-line registration for a free virtual pilgrimage, where pilgrims may experience the culture and prayer of the Holy Land for over 40 days.

Catholic school enrollment sees sharpest drop in nearly 50 years

Feb 8, 2021 - 02:30 pm .- Enrollment at Catholic schools this academic year has seen its largest drop in nearly half a century, according to a new report.

Pope Francis to visit Iraqi cathedral burned by Islamic State

Feb 8, 2021 - 12:10 pm .- The Great Al-Tahira Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Bakhdida was charred black inside after the Islamic State set it aflame after taking control of the town in 2014. Now the restored cathedral is preparing to welcome Pope Francis during his trip to Iraq next month.

Pro-life candidate declares victory in final 2020 House race

Feb 8, 2021 - 10:07 am .- Another woman endorsed by pro-life groups was elected to the U.S. House on Friday, in the last 2020 House race to be certified.

Pope Francis asks people to pray for every victim of human trafficking

Feb 8, 2021 - 08:30 am .- Pope Francis has asked people to pray Monday for every person who is currently a victim of human trafficking.

Pope Francis tells diplomats 'right to life' is a foundational human right

Feb 8, 2021 - 06:30 am .- Pope Francis told diplomats at the Vatican Monday that it is “painful” for him to see more countries move away from “their inalienable duty to protect human life” from conception to natural death.