Archive of February 9, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 9, 2021

Argentine bishop says attempted transsexual marriage in church was unauthorized

Feb 9, 2021 - 08:01 pm .- The Diocese of Río Gallegos reported Feb. 8 that it did not authorize an attempted marriage between a man and a male transsexual on Feb. 6.

Miami archbishop commends heroism of Catholic FBI agent killed in the line of duty

Feb 9, 2021 - 07:01 pm .- Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami offered a moving funeral homily last week commending Laura Schwartzenberger, an FBI agent who was killed while pursuing a child pornography investigation.

French Catholic nun to turn 117 after surviving COVID-19

Feb 9, 2021 - 05:56 pm .- Sister Andre Randon, a religious sister in France, will turn 117 years old this week, after surviving COVID-19 last month, her congregation announced Tuesday.

Apostolic nuncio accused of money laundering to enter plea bargain

Feb 9, 2021 - 05:01 pm .- Archbishop Ettore Balestrero, the apostolic nuncio to the Democratic Republic of Congo, announced last week that he will enter a plea bargain with an Italian court after he and his brother Guido were accused of money laundering, but will not admit guilt.

Raft of assisted suicide laws introduced in states

Feb 9, 2021 - 04:00 pm .- Not two months into 2021, seven states are considering bills that would legalize assisted suicide, and two other states are looking to expand legal assisted suicide. 

Biden’s OMB nominee apologizes for calling contraceptive mandate opponents ‘extreme’

Feb 9, 2021 - 03:00 pm .- The nominee to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) apologized on Tuesday for referring to opponents to the HHS contraceptive mandate as “extreme.”

As slavery continues, cardinal highlights St Josephine Bakhita

Feb 9, 2021 - 02:13 pm .- An English cardinal this week reflected on the life of St. Josephine Bakhita— who endured brutal slavery before entering religious life— and urged prayers and recognition for the many people worldwide who are enslaved.

Archbishop: ‘The Catholic Church in Albania enjoys great credibility and respect’

Feb 9, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis only spent 11 hours in Albania when he visited the country in 2014. But for some, his trip was life-changing.

Maronite Catholic leader calls on international community to ‘help save Lebanon’

Feb 9, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- Lebanon’s Maronite patriarch called on Tuesday for the United Nations to help resolve the country’s crisis by convening an international conference.

Pro-democracy Catholic Jimmy Lai denied bail in Hong Kong

Feb 9, 2021 - 11:34 am .- Hong Kong’s highest court on Tuesday denied bail to Catholic media tycoon Jimmy Lai, whom police arrested last summer for apparent violations of a new China-imposed national security law.

Dodge City bishop under investigation for alleged abuse of a minor

Feb 9, 2021 - 10:13 am .- The Bishop of Dodge City is under a Vatican-ordered Vos estis investigation over allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

Vatican Radio to launch web radio on 90th anniversary

Feb 9, 2021 - 09:00 am .- Vatican Radio will launch a 24-hour web radio to mark its 90th anniversary on Friday.

Catholic bishop: World Youth Day 2023 an ‘opportunity to renew hope’ after pandemic

Feb 9, 2021 - 07:00 am .- The Catholic bishop overseeing preparations for World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, has said that the event will be an opportunity to renew hope in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Vatican: Institutionalization of elderly a mark of ‘throwaway culture’

Feb 9, 2021 - 04:35 am .- The Vatican called on Tuesday for a rethinking of elder care in a document arguing that the elderly are best cared for in an environment more like a family home than a hospital.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of bishop who called for council to discuss women priests

Feb 9, 2021 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis on Monday accepted the resignation of a Swiss bishop who recently called for a council to discuss women priests.

After major donation, Missouri Catholic school teachers, staff to get bonus

Feb 9, 2021 - 12:50 am .- Catholic school teachers and other school employees of the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri will get a bonus, thanks to a major $1.4 million gift from anonymous donors.