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January 11, 2021
Pope Francis also discussed the increasingly diffuse social tendency to judge persons’ worth on the basis of “productivity” and to discard anyone “unproductive” – especially the sick, the elderly, and the unborn – a tendency he identifies as the chief characteristic of the “throwaway” culture.
January 10, 2021
Houses of worship in England and Wales remain open, but several churches across denominations have taken the decision not to meet. "Catholic parishes," said Cardinal Nichols last week, "will continue to serve the needs of their local community."
January 09, 2021
Speaking to Mediaset Tg5 journalist Fabio Marchese Ragona, in an interview that will air in its entirety on Sunday evening at 20:40 CET on the Italian network, Pope Francis said: "I believe that, ethically, everyone must take the vaccine." 
January 08, 2021
Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell, Scotland, says the severity of the situation warrants emergency measures.
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
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.
December 30, 2020
"It is important to oppose ethically compromised science," says Ron Belgau, "but it’s also important to cheer scientists who produce ethical research."
December 26, 2020
Pope Francis led the traditional Marian devotion from the library of the Apostolic Palace - a concession to the emergency measures in place throughout Italy over the Christmas holiday.