Archive of February 12, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 12, 2021

YouTube’s permanent ban on LifeSiteNews prompts censorship concerns

Feb 12, 2021 - 06:17 pm .- YouTube has banned the pro-life group LifeSiteNews for alleged misinformation about COVID-19, prompting concerns about censorship and free debate.

Supreme Court ruling no barrier to ban on indoor worship, Santa Clara County claims

Feb 12, 2021 - 05:01 pm .- California’s Santa Clara County has again banned indoor worship, saying its rules to mitigate coronavirus spread are “fundamentally different” from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order recently blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court because it treats all indoor gatherings similarly.

Supreme Court rules that Alabama can’t deny death row inmate a chaplain

Feb 12, 2021 - 05:00 pm .- The Supreme Court on Thursday refused an appeal by the state of Alabama to execute a man without a chaplain present. 

Lawsuit highlights abuse cover-up allegations against St. Louis archbishop

Feb 12, 2021 - 04:00 pm .- Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski of St. Louis is accused in a new lawsuit of covering up abuse allegations in his former diocese of Springfield, MA, which he led from 2014 until last year.

Congress debates abortion funding in COVID relief

Feb 12, 2021 - 02:00 pm .- Members of Congress on Thursday debated abortion funding restrictions in a proposed COVID relief package, with one member comparing abortion coverage to cancer treatments.

Pope Francis: ‘Be vigorous and resilient like legumes’

Feb 12, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- Pope Francis has encouraged people to have resilience in the fight against world hunger, drawing inspiration from the hardiness of legumes.

We have a lot to learn this Lent from persecuted Christians, advocate says at Vatican

Feb 12, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- In approaching the penitential practices of Lent, Catholics can learn a lot from persecuted Christian communities, an advocate for Aid to the Church in Need said at the Vatican on Friday.

Petition asks Amazon to avoid nudity in Lord of the Rings series

Feb 12, 2021 - 11:01 am .- After months-old rumors that Amazon may be planning to incorporate sexually explicit content in its new Lord of the Rings television production, a change.org petition asking that nudity be kept out of the series has attracted some 15,000 signatures. 

San Francisco archbishop: State can't close churches, 'science' is on our side

Feb 12, 2021 - 10:30 am .- Government officials cannot shut down religious services as “non-essential” during the pandemic—particularly when they are contradicting the “science” in doing so, the Archbishop of San Francisco wrote on Thursday.

Knights of Columbus provide oxygen to Amazon region amid coronavirus

Feb 12, 2021 - 09:35 am .- The Knights of Columbus have sent more than $200,000 of oxygen and related supplies to the Amazon regions of Brazil and Peru, following pleas from bishops whose people face crowded hospitals amid a coronavirus surge.

Beatification cause of bishop known for ‘ordinary extraordinariness’ moves forward

Feb 12, 2021 - 09:00 am .- The Diocese of Rome on Friday concluded the first phase of the cause for beatification of an Italian bishop and founder of the Pro Sanctity Movement.

Catholic bishop in Mozambique hotspot transferred to Brazilian diocese

Feb 12, 2021 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis on Thursday appointed a Catholic bishop serving in a strife-torn diocese in Mozambique to lead a diocese in his native Brazil.

Pope Francis: ‘Experience Lent with love’ by caring for those affected by pandemic

Feb 12, 2021 - 07:00 am .- Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to practice charity in Lent this year by caring for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Pope Francis: Global pandemic shows urgent need to build ‘culture of encounter’

Feb 12, 2021 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis on Friday told academics and diplomats that the coronavirus crisis showed the “urgent need” to build a “culture of encounter.” 

English Catholic bishop asks for prayers for cause of religious sister who cared for the sick

Feb 12, 2021 - 04:00 am .- An English Catholic bishop has appealed for prayers to advance the cause of a religious sister who devoted her life to caring for the sick.

CRS’ Lenten Rice Bowl program to help feed the hungry amid COVID pandemic

Feb 12, 2021 - 12:57 am .- Catholic Relief Services is asking Catholics this Lent to remember those affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic by participating in the annual CRS Rice Bowl campaign.