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January 06, 2021
In his Angelus address on Jan. 6, the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, the pope expressed concern about the turmoil following a Dec. 27 vote to elect the country’s president and National Assembly.
January 06, 2021
“Worshiping God is not something we do spontaneously. True, human beings have a need to worship, but we can risk missing the goal. Indeed, if we do not worship God, we will worship idols -- there is no middle way, it is either God or idols,” he said.
January 06, 2021
Washington D.C., Jan 6, 2021 / 12:25 am MT (CNA).- Los Angeles County has announced it is limiting non-COVID emergency care, due to hospitals having reached a “point of crisis” during the pandemic, promoting ethicists to discuss whether the act is justified. On Monday, the Emergency Medical Services Agency for Los Angeles County issued two
January 06, 2021
“The Archdiocese of Chicago takes all allegations of sexual misconduct seriously and encourages anyone who feels they have been sexually abused by a priest, deacon, religious or lay employee to come forward,” Cardinal Cupich wrote.
January 06, 2021
St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan is not just the mother church of the Archdiocese of New York, but is beloved by people of all faiths, the cardinal said. 
January 06, 2021
In past years, about 10,000 people would fill the basilica in Washington, D.C. for the prayer vigil preceding the world’s largest annual pro-life event, held in the nation’s capital every year since 1973 when the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton U.S. Supreme Court decisions legalized abortion in the nation.
January 05, 2021
Beth Harmon is profoundly wounded from being rejected by her parents and by others who should have loved and accepted her. The orphaned chess prodigy who is the subject of Netflix’s new original series, The Queen’s Gambit, turns to drugs and alcohol not only to cope, but to play chess and win.
January 05, 2021
The Holy See press office announced Jan. 5 that the newborns would be baptized instead in their home parishes.
January 05, 2021
No one who has paid attention should be surprised by his post-election conduct, including the phone call to Georgia. This most recent offense of his, perhaps the most outrageous on record, is of questionable legality and, you would think, grounds for a second impeachment, but he appears to have shed few supporters.
January 05, 2021
36-year-old Sonia Tabizadafaces up to $250,000 in fines, and up to 20 years in prison.
January 05, 2021
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital recently announced that it is abandoning its former name, Virginia Mason Memorial, after receiving word that the Virginia Mason Health System, which Yakima Valley Memorial was a part of, may merge with CHI Franciscan, a Catholic nonprofit health system that operates 11 hospitals in the region.
January 05, 2021
The Archdiocese of Chicago has 291 parishes, but will have only 200 priests in nine years, said Fr. Dennis O’Neill of St. Martha in Morton Grove, one of the parishes that may have to merge.