Daily News

Morning must-reads

November 20

Legatus group will not collect 2019 tithe to Holy See

On hold till Board finds reinstatement 'would be prudent'

‘Dictator Pope’ author is expelled from Order of Malta

Grand Master: Sire's book is 'gravely offensive, disrespectful'

Cupich denies drafting rival plan before USCCB meeting

Says Wuerl, Pope, and Roman dicastries weren't in on it

Vatican reinstates Jesuit head of German university

Priest eyes Church teaching changes on LGBT, women’s roles

Kenya bans abortion giant from offering any abortions

Orders Marie Stopes clinics to submit weekly reports

Priest and 41 others killed in cathedral attack in CAR

Many of the dead were refugees sheltering in the church

November 19

Cupich, Wuerl submit an alternative sex-abuse proposal

Bishops would be investigated by bishops + diocesan boards

Vatican message calls for action on antibiotic resistance

Cdl. Turkson writes for World Antibiotic Awareness Week

Msgr. Nicola Bux warns on Pope's 'heretical' statements

Sees 'clear intention' to break with 'previous pontificates'

Court rules Italy should get back taxes from Vatican

Rejects complicated exemption for some Church properties

Pope: World looks away from Christian persecution

Meets members of Order of Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

Vigano must pay 2M euro in family inheritance dispute

Has managed family funds since their father’s death in '61

November 16

Vatican, U.S. bishops face class-action lawsuit on abuse

Six men, victims in childhood, seek damages, contrition

Retired Erie bishop Trautman criticizes media, AG report

And calls proposed hotline for bishop misconduct 'unjust'

Chilean cardinal Errazuriz confirms exit from Pope's 'C9'

Is summoned to testify on allegations of abuse cover-up

Notre Dame prez says child abusers aren’t monsters

Law student urges retraction of tone-deaf comments

Miss. priest lies about cancer, defrauds parishioners

Informant says bishop knew of Vargas’s HIV status in 2015

Abortion dominates Kigali family-planning conference

Gates Foundation no longer distancing itself from killing

November 15

DiNardo: We'll take 'strongest possible actions' in future

'We will do so in communion with the Universal Church'

Denver archdiocese removed seminary vice-rector in '07

Abused seminarian not helped by rules that apply to children

Bishops won't ask Holy See to release McCarrick files

Most view proposed resolution as redundant, ambiguous

Buffalo parishioners speak via collection basket, feet

Priest: 'People are leaving in droves' over Bishop Malone

Pope's media allies are silent on persecution in China

Bishop and now four priests subjected to indoctrination

U.S. bishops’ advisory council: Investigate seminaries

Audit would aim to root out predatory gay behavior

November 14

Vatican insists that USCCB table abuse-scandal votes

Says response to crisis should be informed by Feb. meeting

Bishops stunned by Vatican intervention; many angered

Except Cupich, who 'rose immediately' to defend Holy See

McCarrick victim speaks at rally outside USCCB meeting

Appears in public, reveals his full name for the first time

Immigrant parishes were 'geographic solution' to abuse

Calif. files: 'Folks who are undocumented won't report'

Intense debate over scandal ensues at USCCB meeting

Cordileone, Strickland (of Tyler TX) raise homosexuality issue

Viganò tells U.S. bishops to be ‘courageous shepherds’

'Don't be afraid of standing up and doing the right thing'

November 12

Chinese 'underground' bishop Shao is taken by police

Sixth time in two years; last time he was held for 7 months

Atlanta archbp. releases list of ‘credibly accused’ priests

Gregory: In 'spirit of transparency' and hope for healing

Pope marks WWI centenary with message of peace

'Let us say forcefully: invest in peace, not in war!”

Half of countries have fertility rates below replacement

Will soon face problems of declining population

Experts voice expections of this week's USCCB meeting

Bishops seen so far as 'more managerial than paternal'

Christian student senator at UC Berkeley faces backlash

Because she abstained from a student-gov't LGBT vote

November 9

Church, aid groups sound alarm over crisis in Yemen

10,000 dead, millions displaced, most on verge of starvation

Uganda archbishop asks government to enforce tithe

Lwanga wants Catholics to emulate the German faithful

Prominent U.K. Catholics criticize Vatican-China deal

Compare it to deals with European regimes in early 20th C.

Fla. bishops cheer restored voting rights for ex-felons

Measure affects 1.5M; excludes murderers, sex offenders

U.S. bishops’ CCHD still funds pro-abort/LGBT groups

Lepanto Institute pushes for reform, provides records

Dutch man asks legal age change to 20 years younger

Uses logic of gender ideology to push 'identity' boundary

November 8

Vatican told U.S. bishops not to invite Cardinal Burke?

Also restricting travel of Kazakh bishop Athanasius Schneider

Trump's HHS: New conscience exemptions for mandate

For objections based on 'sincerely held religious beliefs'

Indian diocese will not fund defense of accused bishop

Autopsy results of dead witness haven't yet been released

Fr. James Martin: Pope appoints 'gay-friendly' bishops

Gushes at 'Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice' in D.C.

Catholics for Choice letter calls Pope Francis a 'villain'

Because he likened abortion to hiring a 'hitman'

Asia Bibi freed from Multan jail, flown to Islamabad

Authorities keep her whereabouts, future plans secret

November 7

O’Malley elected chair of Papal Foundation, after Wuerl

Trustees to re-evaluate its mission following controversy

'Failure at the Top' details corruption of U.S. hierarchy

Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer publish scandal digest

Two U.S. states vote to deny public abortion funding

And Alabama recognizes right to life of unborn children

Nat'l Review Board chair: Fix abuse-charter ‘loophole’

Progress since '02 is frustrated by failure of leadership

Pope says entrepreneurship needed in face of poverty

The owner of goods is an ‘administrator of Providence'

Italy speaks up, vows to help Asia Bibi leave Pakistan

Pols 'shocked by silence of the West, particularly the EU'

November 6

Cdl. Brandmüller rues ‘almost epidemic’ gay corruption

At level last seen in the 11th C., time of St. Peter Damian

China: Four 'underground' priests arrested in Hebei

Because they refuse to enroll in Patriotic Association

Buffalo whistleblower says she acted ‘out of love’

Tells Malone, 'Be truthful with us, end this toxic secrecy'

Supreme Court to hear Maryland 'Peace Cross' case

Lower court in Richmond said monument endorses religion

Treatment of homeless in S.F. draws UN condemnation

Calif. hosts 22% of the total U.S. homeless population

Lutheran pastor says shaming porn use causes harm

Bolz-Weber is the most famous cleric, speaker of ELCA

November 5

Study: High correlation between gay priests and abuse

Incidence of new charges is now nearly as high as in '70s

Chinese Christians flee persecution in Henan province

New churches there have been razed, believers beaten

Pakistan gov't caves to Islamists to stop Asia Bibi fleeing

Exchange halt of all protests for her name on no-exit list

Astronomers: Rename Hubble’s law, add Belgian priest

Fr. Georges Lemaître credited with forging big bang theory

Atheist group targets Auburn Univ. football chaplain

Charges he uses 'unmistakably Christian' team prayers

Netherlands: Massive increase in Muslim pimp activity

Girls being groomed via Telegram, Tinder, school websites

November 2

L.A. jury awards $3.5M to fired Catholic school teacher

Unwed mother was told she'd 'morally corrupt' students

Chile: Karadima victims file complaint against cardinal

Accuse him of perjury in suit for compensation for damages

India blocks 800 porn websites, reviving 2015 ban

To help curb sexual violence, but makers work around ban

Brazil bishop eyes Pope’s eco-agenda at Amazon synod

Also role of women, rights of indigenous, priest shortage

Egypt: Attack on bus full of Coptic Christians, 7 dead

15 wounded; IS’s Egypt affiliate has called for attacks

Pakistan: Protests delay release of Christian Asia Bibi

Protesters in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar clash with police

November 1

N.Y. auxiliary bishop is credibly accused of sexual abuse

Victim was young teen at the time, now a 52-year-old man

Buffalo bishop ‘stunned and dismayed’ by whistleblower

She reiterates her claims and calls for Malone's resignation

Digging at Vatican embassy uncovers human bones

Renews speculation on two unsolved murders from 1983

Flooding damages St. Mark's Basilica in Venice

In its 926 years, only five floods have been as severe

Irish priest: Hosts are being stolen for Satanic use

Hermit is local expert on 'all that is macabre and evil'

Acquitted Asia Bibi will leave Pakistan, may go to EU

PM warns Islamists not to 'test the patience of the state'

October 31

Vatican cites immunity in refusing French summons

Did CDF prefect aid cover-up to 'avoid public scandal'?

Pakistan: Christian Bibi acquitted in blasphemy case

Decision will enrage Islamist groups gathering in cities

Vatican stats: Catholics worldwide now number 1.29B

Largest increases in Asia, + 49.7M, and Africa, + 42.9M

Irish voters support national daily Angelus broadcast

RTE airs pealing of bells but not a recitation of prayers

34 female religious superiors ask for greater Church role

Request voting rights at future synods of bishops, more

Italy: Populists block bid to turn old chapel into mosque

Romanian Orthodox have been using the site for worship