Archive of February 10, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 10, 2021

Philadelphia archdiocese addresses race and Catholicism in Zoom event

Feb 10, 2021 - 06:46 pm .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia hosted a Zoom conference on “Race and Catholicism” for more than 200 Catholics last week.

Open for learning: How Boston Catholic schools kept their students safe

Feb 10, 2021 - 05:00 pm .- Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston “followed the science” and have kept its students safe amid the pandemic, the archdiocesan superintendent told CNA on Wednesday.

Pope Francis prays for victims of glacier-caused flash flood in India

Feb 10, 2021 - 03:39 pm .- Pope Francis has voiced his prayers for the victims of a glacier-caused flash flood in India’s northern Uttarakhand state, as rescuers seek to save workers trapped in underground tunnels.

Detroit archdiocese to restore Sunday Mass obligation in March

Feb 10, 2021 - 02:01 pm .- Most Catholics in the Archdiocese of Detroit will again be obliged to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation starting March 14.

New book collects Carl Anderson's speeches on religious liberty

Feb 10, 2021 - 02:00 pm .- A recently published work collects speeches, articles, and essays by Carl Anderson, the Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, on religious freedom, respect for life, and more.

Pope Francis presented with historic prayer manuscript saved from Islamic State

Feb 10, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis was presented on Wednesday with a historic Aramaic prayer manuscript rescued from the Islamic State’s destructive occupation of northern Iraq.

Aid to the Church in Need confirms ‘credible’ accusation of ‘serious sexual assault’ against founder

Feb 10, 2021 - 11:53 am .- The Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) confirmed on Wednesday the existence of a “credible” description of “serious sexual assault” against its founder, Fr. Werenfried van Straaten.

U.S. bishops request that foreign nationals from hurricane-devastated countries not be deported

Feb 10, 2021 - 11:18 am .- U.S. bishops and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) asked the Biden administration on Wednesday to protect from deportation certain foreign nationals from countries devastated by November hurricanes. 

Accused priest asserts innocence at Vatican seminary abuse hearing

Feb 10, 2021 - 11:00 am .- At a hearing on Wednesday in a trial for alleged abuse and cover-up at a Vatican youth seminary, a defendant asserted his innocence, imputing abuse accusations to jealousy and divisions within the institution.

Analysis: The communion controversy could be far greater than just pro-abortion politicians

Feb 10, 2021 - 10:00 am .- As U.S. bishops debate whether to deny Communion to unrepentantly pro-abortion Catholic politicians, there is a larger conversation happening that could impact sacramental practice.

Vatican cardinal clashes with German theologian over ‘Eucharistic meal fellowship’

Feb 10, 2021 - 09:00 am .- A Vatican cardinal has responded to a German theologian who criticized him for opposing a proposal for a “Eucharistic meal fellowship” between Catholics and Protestants.

Vatican ‘security consultant’ Cecilia Marogna lodges complaint over confiscated cellphone

Feb 10, 2021 - 07:00 am .- Cecilia Marogna, an Italian woman expected to face trial at the Vatican on charges of embezzlement, has lodged an appeal with a Milan court over the confiscation of her cellphone.

Pope Francis: Christian prayer instills ‘invincible hope’ in the human heart

Feb 10, 2021 - 04:30 am .- Pope Francis said on Wednesday that prayer can fortify us as we face the challenges of daily life.

Archdiocese of Chicago to court: Let parishes choose their staff

Feb 10, 2021 - 04:00 am .- Attorneys for the Archdiocese of Chicago argued before the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday that parishes should be free to choose church leaders without government interference.

NY Encounter to explore 'When Reality Hits'

Feb 10, 2021 - 03:01 am .- Communion and Liberation is preparing for its 13th annual New York Encounter to help participants process and grow from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Catholic bishops of Japan, Korea criticize Fukushima radioactivity clean-up plans

Feb 10, 2021 - 12:25 am .- The Catholic bishops of Japan and Korea have criticized the Japanese government’s plans to release into the sea millions of gallons of radioactive water from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear plant.