Archive of February 16, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 16, 2021

Archbishop Naumann: Biden’s self-contradictory Catholicism on abortion deserves correction

Feb 16, 2021 - 04:18 pm .- President Joe Biden’s long self-presentation as a devout Catholic contradicts his strong political stands backing abortion. For Archbishop Joseph Naumann, this means Biden needs to acknowledge this, and the bishops need to correct him.

Discrimination abortion restrictions proposed in Northern Ireland

Feb 16, 2021 - 04:16 pm .- Lawmakers in Northern Ireland are seeking to ban abortions in cases of non-lethal fetal abnormality. 

Bangladeshi Christians concerned by government inaction after church attack

Feb 16, 2021 - 03:22 pm .- Bangladeshi Christians expressed concern and discontent with the local authorities after a Protestant church was reportedly vandalized and looted last week.

Madrid archdiocese provided support for 85 abuse victims in 2020

Feb 16, 2021 - 02:56 pm .- The Archdiocese of Madrid provided support services for 85 victims of abuse in 2020, 75 of them direct victims and 10 who were family members.

Bishops ‘distressed’ by DNR orders for intellectually disabled COVID-19 patients

Feb 16, 2021 - 01:03 pm .- A statement Tuesday from the bishops of England and Wales said they are “distressed” by recent reports that COVID-19 patients are being given “do not resuscitate” orders solely on the grounds of intellectual disability.

White House won’t guarantee no abortion funding in COVID relief

Feb 16, 2021 - 12:35 pm .- The White House on Tuesday reaffirmed President Biden’s support for taxpayer-funded abortion, and wouldn’t comment on abortion funding in a proposed COVID relief package.

English cardinal: Pandemic is inspiring a ‘revival of prayer’

Feb 16, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- An English cardinal said on Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic is inspiring a “revival of prayer.” 

Two Christians accused of breaking Pakistan's blasphemy law

Feb 16, 2021 - 11:40 am .- Two Christian evangelists could face the death penalty after being charged with violating Pakistan’s blasphemy law after an encounter in a park in Lahore prompted a complaint that they made derogatory comments about Islam.

‘Pain-capable’ 20-week abortion ban introduced in the House

Feb 16, 2021 - 09:00 am .- Nearly one-third of U.S. House members are supporting a new bill to ban most abortions after 20 weeks.  

Belgium and the Netherlands see rapid rise in euthanasia and assisted suicide cases

Feb 16, 2021 - 08:00 am .- Euthanasia and assisted suicide cases have risen rapidly in Belgium and the Netherlands since the practices were legalized in 2002, according to a bioethics institute.

Pope Francis modifies Vatican criminal code, citing ‘changing sensibilities’

Feb 16, 2021 - 06:10 am .- Pope Francis on Tuesday made several modifications to the Vatican’s criminal code, citing “changing sensibilities” requiring updates to an “outdated” law.

Pope Francis ends deadlock over new bishop for Swiss diocese

Feb 16, 2021 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis on Monday ended the deadlock over the appointment of a new bishop in a historic Swiss diocese that traditionally holds episcopal elections. 

New website aims to educate, offer Catholic response to gender ideology

Feb 16, 2021 - 03:09 am .- A newly relaunched Catholic website aims to educate parents, pastors, and teachers about gender ideology, which the website’s founders believe young people are often being exposed to without adults’ awareness. 

New book aims to tell legend of 'The Good Thief' for kids

Feb 16, 2021 - 12:39 am .- EWTN host Raymond Arroyo is releasing a new children’s book recounting the legend of The Good Thief, one of the men crucified alongside Jesus on Good Friday.