Archive of February 22, 2021 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 22, 2021

Archbishop Cordileone commends prosecution of Serra statue vandals for working justice

Feb 22, 2021 - 07:01 pm .- Amid calls from California activists to drop vandalism charges against five assailants who destroyed a statue of St. Junipero Serra last year, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco warned that doing so would set a dangerous precedent.

Biden’s HHS nominee supported assisted suicide in California

Feb 22, 2021 - 06:00 pm .- President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) received the praise of pro-euthanasia organizations during his time as attorney general of California. 

Children's book helps Catholics in Scotland consecrate themselves to Mary

Feb 22, 2021 - 05:19 pm .- A Scottish bishop has encouraged families and individuals to join him in a consecration to Mary by a less conventional means - a children’s book.

Virginia legislature votes to abolish the death penalty

Feb 22, 2021 - 04:00 pm .- Virginia is expected to become the first southern state to abolish the death penalty, after its general assembly voted on Monday to end the practice.

Archdiocese of Panama warns of abortion group claiming ‘Catholic’ title

Feb 22, 2021 - 03:07 pm .- The Archdiocese of Panama warned the country’s faithful that “Catholics for the Right to Decide” (CDD in Spanish), which is trying to establish a presence in the country, is actually a partner organization of Catholics for Choice, a U.S. organization that promotes abortion.

How a religious White House office could promote the common good—or politicize religion

Feb 22, 2021 - 02:23 pm .- As President Joe Biden re-established a key White House faith-based office last week, former political liaisons to religious groups commended the move—but warned that the office might be misused.

Scholar’s critique of transgender movement reportedly de-listed by Amazon

Feb 22, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- One scholar’s critical book on the transgender movement has reportedly been removed from

Catholics press for further changes to Scotland’s controversial hate crime bill

Feb 22, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- Catholics are pressing for further changes to Scotland’s controversial hate crime bill amid a last-minute consultation.

Supreme Court will hear case on federal funding of pro-abortion groups

Feb 22, 2021 - 10:00 am .- The Supreme Court will consider a case involving federal funding of domestic pro-abortion groups.

Catholic bishop welcomes progress in cause of priest who sought conversion of England

Feb 22, 2021 - 09:07 am .- A bishop on Sunday welcomed a step forward in the beatification cause of a convert to Catholicism who worked tirelessly for the conversion of England.

Burma’s Catholic bishops call for peace and dialogue as two protesters killed

Feb 22, 2021 - 08:00 am .- The Catholic bishops of Burma have called for a “return to dialogue” as two protesters were killed during demonstrations over the weekend.

From Pius XI to Pope Francis: A history of Spiritual Exercises at the Vatican

Feb 22, 2021 - 07:00 am .- For nearly 100 years, popes have set aside time for an annual retreat and meditation on spiritual exercises. 

Vatican cardinal reflects on the value of penance in a time of pandemic

Feb 22, 2021 - 05:30 am .- The penance called for in the Christian life, and accentuated during Lent, can help us make sense of the sacrifices we have been called on to make during the coronavirus pandemic, a Vatican cardinal has said.

Pope Francis on Divine Mercy anniversary: ‘Let us ask Christ for the gift of mercy’

Feb 22, 2021 - 04:05 am .- Pope Francis urged Catholics to ask Christ for the “gift of mercy” in a letter marking the 90th anniversary of the first appearance of Jesus to St. Faustina Kowalska on Monday.