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  • Pope Francis: The Lord does not permit darkness to have the last word February 28, 2021
    Vatican City, Feb 28, 2021 / 05:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis said Sunday that it is important to remember when facing a difficult trial that the “Lord is risen and does not permit darkness to have the last word.” “At times we go through moments of darkness in our personal, family or social life, and […]
  • Report: Patients being offered assisted suicide in apparent policy violation February 28, 2021
    CNA Staff, Feb 28, 2021 / 04:01 am (CNA).- An investigation by a Vancouver, Canada Catholic newspaper has uncovered evidence that at least one of the region’s publicly funded health authorities has been offering patients euthanasia or assisted suicide without the patient requesting it. Though euthanasia and assisted suicide are legal in Canada, the health authority […]
  • Iowa religious freedom bill sets 'highest standard' for government, backers say February 27, 2021
    Denver Newsroom, Feb 27, 2021 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- An effort to restore strong religious freedom protections in Iowa has the backing of the state Catholic conference and others who say there should be a high threshold for any state interference with the free exercise of religion. While the legislation does not mention LGBT issues, […]
  • Supreme Court rejects California county’s continued ban on indoor worship February 27, 2021
    Denver Newsroom, Feb 27, 2021 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a California county’s continued ban on indoor worship services due to the coronavirus pandemic, drawing the praise of a local bishop.  “I join all Catholics and people of faith in Santa Clara County in expressing our satisfaction in tonight’s U.S. […]
  • Pope Francis says seeing a psychiatrist helped him with anxiety when he was younger February 27, 2021
    Vatican City, Feb 27, 2021 / 08:30 am (CNA).- Pope Francis has said that seeing a psychiatrist in Argentina helped him with anxiety when he was a younger priest in an interview published in an Argentine newspaper Saturday. The pope spoke with an Argentine journalist about his physical and mental health. In the excerpt of […]
  • House passes COVID relief, pro-life groups warn it funds abortion February 27, 2021
    Washington D.C., Feb 27, 2021 / 08:00 am (CNA).- The House passed a massive COVID relief bill early on Saturday morning, without protections against abortion funding. After debating the bill on Friday evening and voting on early Saturday morning, the House passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan of 2021 by a largely party-line vote of 219 […]
  • St. Dominic entrusted this Marian icon to nuns in Rome 800 years ago February 27, 2021
    Rome Newsroom, Feb 27, 2021 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Eight hundred years ago, a barefoot St. Dominic carried an icon of the Virgin Mary across Rome to entrust the Marian image to a new community of cloistered nuns, who have safeguarded the icon within the walls of their convent to this day. The icon, known […]
  • How a former heroin addict unearthed a book of Irish martyrs February 27, 2021
    CNA Staff, Feb 27, 2021 / 04:00 am (CNA).- For Damien Richardson, it just seemed like another job. A man had asked him if he would clear out the house of his late sister in north Dublin.  Richardson, a waste contractor, set to work. His house clearance method didn’t involve throwing household items into a […]
  • Courage offers virtual Lenten reflection February 27, 2021
    Denver Newsroom, Feb 27, 2021 / 03:48 am (CNA).- As pandemic restrictions continue to affect in-person events, a pair of ministries for people with same-sex attraction and their loved ones is hosting a free, virtual Lenten reflection to foster spiritual growth and community. The day of reflection, hosted by Courage and Encourage, is at capacity, and […]
  • Vancouver archbishop asks officials to ease ban on religious services February 27, 2021
    CNA Staff, Feb 26, 2021 / 05:05 pm (CNA).- As religious services in British Columbia are still shut down by government orders, a Catholic archbishop is asking the government to reconsider and offer religious institutions the same rights as businesses. On Feb. 19, Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver issued a 19-page statement asking B.C. health […]