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  • Irish Supreme Court: Hospital may withhold treatment of child against parents' wishes
    on January 28, 2021 at 12:01 am

    Dublin, Ireland, Jan 27, 2021 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- The Supreme Court of Ireland ruled Friday that a hospital may withhold medical treatment contrary to the wishes of the parents of a child with severe injuries. “The withholding of treatment to a child does not necessarily require parental consent […]

  • Disability cannot be grounds for voluntary euthanasia, UN officials say
    on January 27, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Washington D.C., Jan 27, 2021 / 04:17 pm (CNA).- A disability rights organization praised United Nations human rights experts for condemning voluntary euthanasia on the basis of disability.   On Monday, three UN human rights experts issued a joint statement condemning the “growing trend” of […]

  • Walk for Life West Coast draws thousands to San Francisco march
    on January 27, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Denver Newsroom, Jan 27, 2021 / 03:25 pm (CNA).- Despite pandemic restrictions, thousands of pro-life advocates showed their support at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco on Saturday. Eva Muntean, co-chair of Walk for Life, said she expected only a few hundred to attend the march […]

  • Pope Francis gives over $100K for earthquake relief in Croatia
    on January 27, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Vatican City, Jan 27, 2021 / 02:40 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis has given a Catholic charity in Croatia more than $121,000 for earthquake relief. The money was given to Caritas, part of the local bishops’ conference, to aid families in the Banija region, which was struck by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake […]

  • Poll: Most Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortion
    on January 27, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Washington D.C., Jan 27, 2021 / 02:20 pm (CNA).- Most Americans oppose the use of tax dollars to fund abortions in the United States or overseas, according to a Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll released on Wednesday.    “Amidst the harsh political divides in our country, clear bipartisan […]

  • Archbishop Cordileone: Catholics must recover ‘idea of worthiness to receive Communion’
    on January 27, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Washington D.C., Jan 27, 2021 / 01:30 pm (CNA).- In an interview discussing his recent admonition of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco emphasized the need for Catholics to recover the sense of worthiness to receive Holy Communion.   […]

  • Amanda Gorman, inaugural poet for Biden, has history of abortion advocacy 
    on January 27, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Denver Newsroom, Jan 27, 2021 / 12:40 pm (CNA).- Poet Amanda Gorman made a splash with her performance at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. But less than two years earlier, she performed a strongly pro-abortion poem that championed abortion access as necessary to secure equality, to escape from […]

  • Survey: Americans more likely to say that pandemic strengthened their faith
    on January 27, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Washington D.C., Jan 27, 2021 / 12:37 pm (CNA).- Americans are more likely than people in other developed countries to say their faith has strengthened during the pandemic, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.    The survey, published on Wednesday, found that while more than […]

  • Leading soccer goalkeeper in Italy faces penalty for blaspheming
    on January 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Rome Newsroom, Jan 27, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- A leading Italian soccer player is facing a possible ban after allegedly blaspheming last month. Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is alleged to have used a blasphemous expression when speaking to a teammate during a match against Parma on Dec. […]

  • How a Catholic pastor saved hundreds of his Jewish neighbors in the Warsaw Ghetto
    on January 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    CNA Staff, Jan 27, 2021 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- All Saints Church in Warsaw is an imposing edifice. Its soaring twin bell towers were inspired by a Renaissance abbey in Italy. In 2017, it became the first building in Poland to be designated a “House of Life.”  The title was awarded by the […]

  • How one diocese's schools remain open for in-person learning
    on January 27, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Washington D.C., Jan 27, 2021 / 08:35 am (CNA).- Catholic schools around the United States adjusted to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Halfway through the school year, one diocese explained to CNA how it has remained open for in-person learning while local public schools maintain distance […]

  • Vatican official: Catholics can add value to ‘Green New Deal’ debate
    on January 27, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Rome Newsroom, Jan 27, 2021 / 07:04 am (CNA).- A Vatican official has encouraged Catholics to apply the Church’s social teaching to evaluate proposals for a “Green New Deal.” Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican Secretary for Relations with States, reflected on topic in a Jan. […]

  • Theme song unveiled for next World Youth Day in Lisbon
    on January 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    CNA Staff, Jan 27, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA).- The organizers of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon on Wednesday unveiled the event’s official theme song. They said that the song, entitled “Há Pressa no Ar” in Portuguese (“There’s a rush in the air”) and issued on Jan. 27, invites young […]

  • Pope Francis on Holocaust Remembrance Day: ‘These things can happen again’
    on January 27, 2021 at 10:50 am

    Vatican City, Jan 27, 2021 / 03:50 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said on Wednesday that commemorating the Holocaust means to be aware that “these things can happen again.”  Speaking at the end of his general audience, the pope noted that Jan. 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, is […]

  • Brazil’s bishops document increasing ill-treatment in prisons during pandemic
    on January 27, 2021 at 7:02 am

    CNA Staff, Jan 27, 2021 / 12:02 am (CNA).- The Catholic bishops of Brazil are decrying worsening conditions and alleged torture in the country’s prisons during the pandemic, as evidenced by a lengthy report released last week. The report, compiled by the Prison Ministry Office of the Bishops’ […]