Archive of February 18, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 18, 2021

Venezuelan campaign focuses on lifesaving medication for the poor

Feb 18, 2021 - 08:00 pm .- A Lenten campaign launched by Caritas Venezuela is raising money to help poor and vulnerable people in the country buy lifesaving medication.

Pope Francis to religious education conference: Pandemic invites us to be changed by suffering

Feb 18, 2021 - 07:20 pm .- In a video message to the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Pope Francis said Thursday the suffering caused by the coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity to change and to have greater solidarity with others.

Bishops call for renewed emphasis on faith as Australia marks 200 years of Catholic education

Feb 18, 2021 - 06:01 pm .- Australia‘s Catholic bishops marked the 200th anniversary of Catholic education in the country this week, calling for continued renewal of Catholic education in the country and the primacy of Catholic identity, while also stressing the importance of adequate funding.

Virtual Theology on Tap: ‘Lukewarm Catholicism isn't an option’

Feb 18, 2021 - 05:28 pm .- Speakers at a virtual Theology on Tap event last week encouraged Catholics to embrace their faith - even in a hostile culture - and avoid lukewarm Catholicism.

Philadelphia archdiocese warning parishes about series of thefts

Feb 18, 2021 - 04:00 pm .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is warning its parishes to remain alert after a man was arrested for stealing from a series of local churches. 

George Weigel explores 'vocation' by elegizing historic figures

Feb 18, 2021 - 03:19 pm .- George Weigel this month released a book collecting remembrances of a range of historical figures, with the goal of exploring “what it means to live a worthy life.”

Why this South Carolina Democrat bucked his party and voted for the ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban

Feb 18, 2021 - 02:00 pm .- Only two South Carolina House Democrats voted to ban on most abortions in the state on Wednesday, and one of them explained that his “consistent” view on the right to life helped him overcome reservations about the legislation.

Brownsville bishop dispenses from law of abstinence amid Texas storm

Feb 18, 2021 - 01:07 pm .- Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville announced Thursday via Twitter that he is granting a dispensation from abstinence from meat for tomorrow, the Friday after Ash Wednesday.

Founder defies Vatican order to leave ecumenical community

Feb 18, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- Enzo Bianchi has defied a Vatican order to leave the ecumenical monastery he founded in 1965.

Maine diocese: New restrictions on churches 'unacceptable'

Feb 18, 2021 - 12:10 pm .- The Bishop of Portland is calling Maine's new restrictions on religious services “unacceptable.” 

‘Offer the light of the Gospel’: Tehran’s new Catholic archbishop is ordained

Feb 18, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- A Franciscan friar was ordained archbishop of Tehran-Isfahan this week and commissioned to “offer the light of the Gospel” in Iran.

EWTN's Warsaw: Pro-life movement faced with challenges and opportunities

Feb 18, 2021 - 11:16 am .- A Catholic president pushing pro-abortion policies should be seen as both a challenge and as an opportunity for the pro-life movement and the Church, pro-life leaders said. 

Cardinal says Vatican employees could lose jobs for refusing COVID-19 vaccine

Feb 18, 2021 - 08:30 am .- In a decree issued earlier this month, the cardinal who heads the Vatican City State said that employees who refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when deemed necessary for their work could face penalties up to termination of employment.

Poland’s Catholic Church holds day of prayer for abuse survivors

Feb 18, 2021 - 07:00 am .- Poland’s Catholic Church on Friday will observe a day of prayer for abuse survivors.

40 Days for Life kicks off Lenten campaign

Feb 18, 2021 - 04:00 am .- The pro-life group 40 Days for Life began its 2021 Lenten prayer campaign on Wednesday, after the coronavirus pandemic forced the unprecedented suspension of its public vigils last year. 

Texas Catholics press through winter storm to help neighbors

Feb 18, 2021 - 12:26 am .- Amid a winter storm that brought freezing temperatures and widespread power outages to much of Texas, Catholics are stepping up to help their neighbors even while dealing with their own shortages of electricity and water.