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Morning must-reads

February 15

Poland: Senior nun speaks on abuse of women religious

Cases are internally hushed, certainly never made public

Pope to liturgy chiefs: Avoid ‘nostalgic past tendencies’

'We risk falling back into a past that no longer exists'

Cupich: 'We can expect decisive action' from summit

Says Rome's 'priority focus will be on protecting children'

NY gives abuse victims more time to sue, press charges

Similar Calif. law from '02 led to dioceses paying $1.2B

Catholics to rally in D.C. to request ‘worthy shepherd’

Group has repeatedly asked to meet nuncio, gets no reply

Abuse scandal engulfs Southern Baptist Convention

Lack of centralized leadership makes discipline difficult

February 14

Pope taps Farrell for key role in future papal transition

Despite questions about cardinal’s role in McCarrick case

Pope discusses ethics of AI with Microsoft chief Smith

Aim to serve common good, bridge global 'digital divide'

Parishes, dioceses feel financial pinch since scandal 2.0

Giving down most in diocesan appeals, second collections

Haiti: Bishops say country must ‘wake up’ to problems

After deadly protests against prez and migrant drownings

Feminist writer sues Twitter over ‘Women aren’t men’

Tech giant bans common sense, aims to control speech

Investigation clears Covington boys of any wrongdoing

Meanwhile, FBI investigates violent threats against school

February 13

Sainthood causes of J.H. Newman, Mindszenty advance

Pope approves Newman miracle; Mindszenty is 'venerable'

Gallup, N.M., diocese re-orders sacraments of initiation

Children to receive both Confirmation + First Communion

U.S. universities are hotbeds of religious discrimination

ADF reports over 200 legal interventions on campus

Daleiden decries Calif. AG's ‘collusion’ with PP in court

Outside third parties plainly intervene in baby-parts case

Switzerland’s suicide clinics report 1,204 deaths in 2018

Plus, 100,000 are members with option for future use

Indonesian Muslims mull how to get young to mosques

Say online preachers weaken mosque-based teaching

February 12

N.Y. archdiocese responds to Cdl. Spellman allegation

Influential prelate, accused of groping man, died in 1967

Mexico: 152 priests removed for abuse in last 9 years

Church is working to compile national statistics, protocol

Abuse-summit organizer discusses agenda and goals

Zollner says regional task forces will be key to follow-up

CRS: Conflict, flooding has uprooted 2.7M in Ethiopia

Catholic groups provide aid, peace-building programs

Notre Dame profs: Prolifers are just white supremacists

Student prolife leader aptly calls their arguments puzzling

Hungary to end income tax for all heroic mothers of 4+

Orban: Hungarian children = solution to demographic crisis

February 11

Cdl. Müller delivers ‘manifesto’ on Catholic teaching

Response to 'growing confusion about' doctrine of Faith

Kasper: Müller’s manifesto spreads ‘confusion, division’

Says he sees in it many 'unacceptable blanket statements'

Both Venezuelan leaders request papal mediation

Just days after Pope stipulated 'that both sides ask for it'

Catholic site, Italian group give voice to abuse victims

Publish testimonies from victims of different backgrounds

Bp. Schneider: Christianity is sole God-willed religion

Corrects Pope's words that God wills 'diversity of religions'

New Mexico House passes ‘most extreme’ abortion bill

Erases conscience protection for doctors, other workers

February 8

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion clinic law

In 5-4 vote, Justice Roberts joins the court’s four liberals

Cuomo, Cdl. Dolan continue war of words on abortion

Dolan: Issue is not 'right versus left, but right versus wrong'

Chinese bishop, priests released for Lunar New Year

May visit home but banned from most religious activities

Catholic leaders: Africa also grapples with clerical abuse

Many view issue as too delicate, sensitive for the public

Saginaw priest removed over timeless ‘style of worship’

Used incense and bells, introduced some Latin and chant

Prayer day theme: 'Together against human trafficking'

Held every year on feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita

February 7

Vatican clarifies Pope's words on 'sex slavery' of nuns

Says he meant 'manipulation,' a form of abuse of power

Archbp. Gomez: Without God society loses its humanity

Despair is beneath 'shiny surfaces of consumer culture'

EU bishops publish reflection on 'Robotization of Life'

AI debate reveals numerous complex moral questions

Italian protesting clerical abuse arrested near Vatican

Says he's had help from many 'but not from the Church'

British medical ass'n scraps pro sex-change course

GPs uneasy about pushing patients towards transition

Georgetown students may pay reparations for slavery

New fee to benefit descendants of 272 sold by the school

February 6

‘Resist Infanticide Rally’ in Virginia draws hundreds

Moved by callous statements about late-term abortion

Cuomo proposal would lift N.Y.’s ban on surrogacy

To help 'couples struggling with fertility, same sex or not'

Pope's in-flight press conf. from Abu Dhabi: full text

Discusses declaration on fraternity, Islam, abuse of women

State AGs double down on Church’s handling of abuse

Call Church’s zero-tolerance policy for abusers ineffective

Laicized priest in East Timor refuses to leave ministry

Daschbach, 82, stays at children’s home, keeps saying Mass

Pope reflects on Apostolic Visit to United Arab Emirates

Francis: 800 years after St. Francis of Assisi visited Sultan

February 5

Pope, Grand Imam deplore violence in religion's name

Sign document on human fraternity and world peace

Nine German intellectuals write open letter to Cdl. Marx

On new ecclesial structure and 'reset' of moral teachings

Embattled Maduro asks Pope to mediate in Venezuela

A dozen Western countries back the head of parliament

Venezuelan bishops meet with opposition leader Guaidó

In effort to mobilize humanitarian aid amid national crisis

Greek court convicts Orthodox bishop for anti-gay slurs

He said, 'They're not human beings, they're rejects of nature'

Sainthood cause opens for controversial Jesuit Arrupe

He considered implementation of Vatican II his mission

February 4

Pope begins historic first-ever trip to Arabian Peninsula

Prince of UAE and Great Imam share spotlight with Francis

English-language newspaper in Abu Dhabi covers visit

Reports offer glimpse of how Muslim press views event

Australia: Anglican archbishop could be ‘defrocked’

Called 'willfully blind' to the criminal conduct of his clergy

Vermont: Students, diocese file discrimination lawsuit

Private religious schools are excluded from gov't program

Human embryonic gene editing continues in New York

Biologist creates, edits embryos that are later destroyed

U.K. media attempts Islamization of Winston Churchill

Says his fascination with Islam meant possible conversion

February 1

Pope calls United Arab Emirates 'a land of coexistence'

During trip will meet with Muslim elders, say stadium Mass

Marie Collins submits 7-point plan for abuse summit

To define abuse in canon law, implement zero tolerance

Ex-agents charged with framing Bl. Jerzy Popieluszko

Three were previously convicted of Polish priest's murder

German diocese welcomes chaste homosexual priests

Seminary head: We 'differentiate' by a man's behavior

Arlington bishop rebukes gov's pro-infanticide remarks

Burbidge: 'Staggering admission' of extremist ideology

Rockville Centre NY bishop to lead in Columbus, Ohio

Brennan recently journeyed to WYD in Panama

January 31

220,000 Catholic schools educate over 65M students

Diplomat marks first UN International Day of Education

UN panel probes Italy’s role in Church abuse scandals

Concerning laws that protect priests from criminal charges

India's Eastern Church struggles to impose discipline

Warns nuns, priests who speak on land-deal controversy

Asia Bibi expected to leave Pakistan ‘within days’

'Relentless fake news' disrupts diplomatic discussions

House Dems try to strike 'so help me God' from oath

But draft of a rules package was exposed by Fox News

Activist starts 'No Hijab Day' to fight subjugation

Her 2018 video of burning a hijab attracted 3M viewers

January 30

Cdl. Dolan: Why are Cuomo, Dems alienating Catholics?

Highlights governor's insults, caricatures of the Church

Portugal to host next World Youth Day in July 2022

Country is experienced host of large-scale religious events

Cdl. Farrell in interview discusses AL, abuse, McCarrick

Calls opposition to Pope Francis 'unprecedented, vicious'

Next scandal round may be sexual abuse of nuns

Problem widespread in Africa; also Asia, especially India

False CBS report claims Pope spoke 'in favor of abortion'

Rome reporter's flub not corrected or noticed by anchors

U.K.: Muslim parents pull kids, protest gay rights class

Vast majority of children at community school are Muslim

January 29

Pope: Must 'deflate expectations' for abuse summit

Bishops 'need to become conscious of it,' have protocols

Accused priest resigns from his Vatican CDF position

Denies making advances toward woman in confessional

Pro-choice Irish politician was denied Eucharist at Mass

Diocese of Meath has not yet commented on the matter

NY lawmakers vote to ease abuse statute of limitations

Victims are able to seek damages, no matter their age

Top Pakistani court upholds acquittal, frees Asia Bibi

Blow to radical Islamists who had demanded execution

New book to expose Vatican's big homosexual network

By prominent French journalist; to be released Feb. 21