Mexico City, Mexico, Jan 22, 2021 / 04:06 pm (CNA).- Carlos Cardinal Aguiar Retes of Mexico denied this week that his archdiocese has incurred “material and spiritual abandonment” of his predecessor, who is gravely ill with Covid-19, by not providing for his care in a private hospital.
Norberto Cardinal Rivera Carrera, 78, who was Archbishop of Mexico from 1995 to 2017, was admitted to a public hospital earlier this month.
Public hospitals in Mexico are widely considered to provide subpar medical services, relative to private institutions.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima will broadcast three Masses and two Rosary prayers daily while public Masses are suspended.
On Jan. 19, U.S. district Judge Peter Welte of the Eastern District of North Dakota granted Catholic groups that challenged the mandate permanent injunctive relief from having to provide or cover gender-transition procedures. The court is the second federal court to rule against the mandate.
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The U.S. State Department is looking to fill a special envoy role that was left vacant during the Trump administration.
The Virginia Capitol is located in Richmond. The state senate passed a bill Jan. 22 that would permit abortion coverage for any reason in health-insurance plans on Virginia’s taxpayer-funded health exchange.
With Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., looking on, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964.