Cardinal says Italy is seeing a surge of ‘new poor’ amid the pandemic

Rome, Italy, Jan 26, 2021 / 04:53 pm (CNA).- An Italian cardinal said Tuesday the country is seeing a surge of “new poor” due to the coronavirus pandemic, and warned that the situation is putting many at risk of becoming victims of usury.“The fracture of the new forms...

Members of Congress push for end to the federal death penalty

Washington D.C., Jan 26, 2021 / 03:55 pm (CNA).- Dozens of members of Congress are urging the Attorney General-designate to stop use of the federal death penalty. In a letter to Attorney General-designate Merrick Garland on Tuesday, 45 members of the House—led by Rep....

Deep Roots in a Whirlwind World

Today’s memorial for Sts Timothy and Titus is a lesson in apostolic succession. St Paul ordains the next generation and hands his apostolic authority on to Timothy and Titus. This should remind us of the astonishing fact of the continued existence of the Catholic...

Cardinal Expresses Concern About Preteens Using Social Media

Daniel Ibáñez Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian bishops’ conference, at a press conference in Bari, Italy, on Jan. 22, 2020. The girl died in a hospital after being found with her cell phone in the bathroom on Jan. 20 by her five-year-old...

Pope Francis attends Vatican funeral of his personal physician

Vatican City, Jan 26, 2021 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis on Tuesday afternoon attended the Vatican funeral of his personal doctor, Fabrizio Soccorsi, who died earlier this month. Soccorsi, 78, had been receiving treatment for cancer at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital. He...

Polish Catholic Patient at Center of UK Court Battle Dies

Stokkete A doctor visits a sick patient in the hospital. A judge ruled on Dec. 15 that life-support treatment “could be lawfully discontinued,” noting that the man’s wife and children supported the step. Read the Whole Article at its Original...