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  • Vancouver archbishop criticizes pandemic restrictions on Masses
    on November 24, 2020 at 3:00 am

    CNA Staff, Nov 23, 2020 / 08:00 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Michael Miller of Vancouver expressed disappointment with the government’s decision to ban religious services as part of a plan to curb the pandemic in British Columbia. During Sunday Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver, Miller said religious institutions are not being treated fairly compared to the other establishments. […]

  • Dutch doctors can sedate 'agitated' patients before euthanasia
    on November 24, 2020 at 12:00 am

    CNA Staff, Nov 23, 2020 / 05:00 pm (CNA).- Doctors in the Netherlands are now permitted to sedate patients without their knowledge or consent prior to euthanizing them if there is a chance the patient could “become agitated” as a doctor prepares to end their life.  The rule change was reported on Friday, November 20 by The Guardian. The updated policy applies to patients who […]

  • Santa Cruz historical commission recommends removing city’s last mission bell
    on November 23, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    CNA Staff, Nov 23, 2020 / 04:34 pm (CNA).- The historical preservation commission of Santa Cruz, California last week advised the city council to remove a replica mission bell from a city intersection, saying the bell represents painful history for the indigenous people of the city. In a Nov. 18 recommendation to the city council, the Santa Cruz Historic Preservation Commission wrote that some […]

  • Catholic mental health council applauds Bishop Conley’s candor on mental illness
    on November 23, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    CNA Staff, Nov 23, 2020 / 03:30 pm (CNA).- When Catholic bishops and leaders share their experiences with mental illness, it encourages other Catholics to seek help and to know that recovery is possible, a national Catholic group has said. In a statement issued Monday, the National Catholic Partnership on Disability’s Council on Mental Illness applauded Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, […]

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