Daily News

Morning must-reads

March 18

Pope calls for prayer, peace after New Zealand attacks

Two mosques death toll rises to 50, with 34 injured

Scientists: Need global moratorium on editing our DNA

Until internat'l community develops ethics 'framework'

Former Vatican diplomat to UN accused of corruption

After Vatican was informed, he was quietly reassigned

Catholic hospitals not transparent about their identity

21% hide it on website; only 28% specify influence on care

Expert: Aborted babies still used in vaccine production

Hundreds of deaths lead to perfecting of new cell lines

N.M. town becomes ‘sanctuary city for the unborn’

After state senate considered bill forcing doctors to kill

March 15

Belgian Cardinal Godfried Danneels dies, aged 85

Was prominent lobbyist at conclave that elected Francis

Poland: 382 priests abused 625 minors since 1990

345 victims were under age 15; 58% of them were male

German bishops announce 'binding synodal process'

On celibacy, sexual teachings, reduced clerical power

English dioceses see rise in number of new converts

Over 400 attend Rites of Election at Westminster Cath.

Sandmann lawyer makes video on defamation suits

Aims to hold 'Goliath' media corporations accountable

S. Dakota lawmakers pass intellectual diversity bill

Forbids all public institutions from discriminating

March 14

Ex-priest, credibly accused of abuse in N.J., shot dead

He was involved in lawsuits against archdiocese, McCarrick

Poll: One-third of U.S. Catholics consider leaving Church

Gallup finds 37%, versus 22% who felt similarly in 2002

Vatican: Pope will not meet with China prez next week

Nothing yet scheduled during Xi’s upcoming visit to Italy

Calif. bishops laud gov's death penalty moratorium

737 people on death row, but last execution was in 2006

Prelates have stopped saying adultery, homosexuality

Words were absent from synods on family, abuse summit

Abby Johnson has helped 487 abortion workers quit

Film of her story, 'Unplanned,' hits theaters on March 29

March 13

Cdl. Pell sentenced to six years for abusing two boys

Minimum of 3 years, 8 months before eligible for parole

Philippines: 2 bishops, 3 priests receive death threats

Known for being outspoken against extrajudicial killings

Italian theologian praises Pope’s ‘upside-down theology’

Francis sees Pelagianism, Gnosticism in today's Church

Colorado baker asks for tolerance, end to the spotlight

First Amendment protects peaceful exercise of beliefs

Fed. appeals court: Ohio can defund Plann'd Paren'hood

Judge: No 'due process right to perform abortions'

Laity mobilize to end abuse crisis, reform the Church

Throughout history, laity essential to reform of clergy

March 12

Bps. Bransfield, Bennett restricted from active ministry

Former led West Virginia; latter was auxiliary in Baltimore

New NY law revives $20M suit against Brooklyn diocese

55-year-old man sues former school basketball coach

Cdl. Müller answers critics of his 'Manifesto of Faith'

Says abuse crisis is caused by 'unmastered sexual desire'

Neb. dioceses ask judge to toss AG’s abuse subpoenas

He gave churches, schools three days to send all records

Local Hibernians shun NY state pol over abortion vote

Gaughran no longer invited to St. Patrick’s Day parade

Covington boy's attorneys also sue CNN for $250M

Network was 'more vicious' in its attacks than Wash. Post

March 11

O'Malley plans hotline for reporting bishops, cardinals

Similar to Archbp. Lori's system in Baltimore archdiocese

Kansas school denies admission to child of gay couple

Archdiocese explains: Parents' values clash with school's

Cardinals spar in responses to Vatican-China deal

Zen asks, 'Can the Vatican tell us what we have gained?'

China protests U.S. criticism of its policies on religion

Amb. Sam Brownback describes China as 'at war with faith'

First-ever meeting between Pope and Mormon leader

As American-born faith dedicates its first temple in Rome

Gaylord, Mich., diocese punishing whistleblower priest?

Lay group protests his suspension; diocese obfuscates

March 8

Chinese police arrest 11 children at prayer meeting

Underground Protestant community had been outlawed

200 Pakistani Christian families flee homes in fear

After three women are accused of desecrating Quran

French cardinal to resign after conviction for cover-up

Barbarin to meet with Pope and submit letter by hand

Costa Rican police raid Church offices for abuse files

Bishops' conference issues statement seeking forgiveness

Bishop wins clarification on 'diversity of religions' flap

Schneider directly discusses with Pope, shares exchange

Illinois bishop expresses doubt about 'Cupich plan'

Paprocki favors a national commission for probing bps.

March 7

Imprisoned Cdl. Pell's appeal process to begin in June

Hinges on whether jury was given fair chance to decide

French cardinal convicted for failing to report abuse

Barbarin is given six-month suspended prison sentence

Russian Orthodox patriarch accepts Kim Jong-un invite

To visit N. Korea; friendly relations with Russia facilitate

Vatican yearbook: Slight rise in Catholic population

Decline in number of candidates for priesthood worldwide

Expert 'preaches' to Vatican on 'climate engineering'

Geoengineering is an emerging global ethical issue

Alabama court recognizes aborted baby as legal person

Father of aborted baby's wrongful death suit proceeds

March 6

Gdansk mayor says statue of Solidarity priest must go

Poland: Allegations of abused minors cause public turmoil

Peoria diocese wins latest court fight over Fulton Sheen

N.Y. loses appeal to keep his remains in St. Patrick’s crypt

Colorado and Masterpiece Cakeshop end legal battle

The larger constitutional issues to be decided elsewhere

Bishop decries death sentence for Filipina in Saudi

She has been convicted for killing but claims self-defense

Chilean cardinal sued for alleged cover-up of rape

Meanwhile, lay group demands Ezzati be removed

21 states, DC sue Trump admin. for defunding PP $60M

New rule stops Title X 'family planning' abortion funds

March 5

French cabinet minister urges Vatican to aid probe

Says Holy See should lift nuncio's diplomatic immunity

China: 48,000+ reported Catholic baptisms in 2018

Per official publication of Faith Inst. for Cultural Studies

Tenn. bishops say they do not support ‘heartbeat bill’

Endorse the intention but cite unfortunate legal realities

Former N.J. prosecutor named chancellor in Metuchen

His skills needed 'where civil and Church matters intersect'

Louisiana bishop heads to troubled Tennessee diocese

Memphis recovering after bishop removed from office

Vatican to begin canonical process against Pell at CDF

Any verdict will cause controversy with global audience

March 4

Priest writes on corruption of clergy, bishops in China

Some become 'running dogs of the regime,' power hungry

Church in Chile 'was not prepared' to handle abuse

Bishop says Pope has finished removing problem prelates

Protections for some immigrants in US extended to 2020

200K Salvadorans, 50K Haitians, Nicaraguans, Sudanese

Pope opens archives of Pius XII’s entire pontificate

Invites 'serious, objective historical research' of war time

Catholic leadership group offers plan to fight abuse

Emphasis on 'co-responsibility' of diocesan lay leaders

On ‘gay lobby’ debate, Pope still offers only silence

He extols open discussion but doesn't practice it

March 1

Is Cupich's 'metropolitan model' protocol gaining favor?

Archbishops would investigate allegations against bishops

Omaha, Lincoln dioceses question AG's subpoenas

Apply for injunctive relief, in part to 'clarify their scope'

Bp. Olmsted: Roots of abuse in poor priestly formation

Points to heterodox seminaries, unfit priestly candidates

Maronite head: ‘Religious cleansing’ destroying Mideast

Societies becoming 'racist, one-sided, divided, conflicted'

Australian gay priest reviews 'In the Closet of Vatican'

Dishonestly-lived homosexuality creates cover-up culture

Napa Legal Institute launches to help Catholic groups

Amid culture increasingly hostile to people of faith

February 28

Cardinal discusses topic of priests who father children

Says first priority is child’s well-being, right to have a dad

Jesuit: Married priests will be on Amazon synod agenda

Special case of pastoral challenges in remote rural areas

South Korean bishop weighs in on Trump-Kim summit

Sees Vietnam as model for reform, relations with Church

India: Bishop calls for peace between India and Pakistan

Tensions escalate following airstrike and terrorist attack

Archbp. praises federal rule that strips $60M from PP

USCCB supports abortion-funding restrictions in Title X

Disaster for Pell as lawyer appears to concede his guilt

Was bizarre statement attempt to lay ground for appeal?

February 27

Pope: Church’s teaching on death penalty has ‘matured’

Francis speaks to Global Congress Against Death Penalty

Mexico: 37,000 youth make 10-mile pilgrimage to shrine

75-foot Cristo Rey statue honors martyrs of Cristero War

Cardinal Pell waits in prison for his sentencing hearing

His lawyer says Pell decided against applying for bail

K.C. archbp. Naumann warns pro-abort pols, advocates

'Advocating for intrinsically evil acts' is grave, mortal sin

Philippines prez changes his tune, says hands off priests

Says, 'Stop threatening them or you will have to face me'

United Methodists convene to vote on LGBT issues

Surprise: Delegates affirm teachings against homosexuality