Daily News

Morning must-reads

November 23

Pope takes control of Church’s largest charity

Caritas Internationalis, due to management deficiencies

Minnesota archbishop issues post-synodal letter

Plan focuses on parish-level formation & evangelization

Internal Vatican memos shed light on finance scandal

Warned in 2016 that reform could become 'a charade'

Hundreds of Methodist congregations split from UMC

Fracture part of ongoing mainline battle over LGBT

Pope meets with members of World Jewish Congress

Launch initiative to strengthen Catholic-Jewish bonds

Dominican theologian calls out German Bp. Bätzing

Says pro-gay stance is merely another 'modernist heresy'

November 22

Vatican cardinals voiced concerns to German bishops

Proposed moratorium on 'Synodal Way' but to no avail

Lay prez of Synodal Way raps Vatican's 'snubbing'

Bp. Bätzing 'grateful' for 'no clear answer' either way

U.S. bishops mark Dallas abuse charter’s 20th year

Pledge to continue to listen, care for, walk with survivors

Cdl. Müller addresses infallibility, limits of papal power

Also, rogue nat'l churches & 'loving criticism' of Church

Med orgs challenge FDA approval of abortion drugs

File suit over lack of studies, shady terms & processes

India: Hindus join in Christ the King processions

Affirm Christ's mission as different from earthly kings

November 21

Bishop Hubbard of Albany asks Vatican for laicization

As he faces numerous abuse lawsuits & 'Vos estis' probe

Pope travels to northern Italy to visit with his cousins

In province of Asti, east of Turin, to celebrate a birthday

Mich.: 4 pro-lifers sentenced to jail for 2019 rescue

Get 45-day sentences for peaceful, non-violent action

S. Korea: Story of St. Andrew Kim soon to hit cinemas

Film portrays birth of Catholicism on Korean peninsula

U.S.: Parents-rights candidates win school-board races

Backlash to lockdowns, gender- & critical-race theory

Maronite bishop heads USCCB internat'l peace cmte.

Zaidan spotlights Lebanon's Christian presence in region

November 18

Maryland AG counts 158 priest-abusers in 80 years

Includes 43 not identified by Baltimore archdiocese

Italian bishops: 613 sex abuse cases sent to Vatican

Victims’ groups call 1st report 'absolutely unsatisfactory'

U.S. Nat'l Eucharistic Congress reveals pilgrimage plan

Organizers also report event cost has been cut in half

Cdl. Tagle opens Propaganda Fide 400th anniv. conf.

Notable speech asks, 'Who will tell the story of Jesus?'

Catholics, Orthodox may agree to common Easter

Starting in 2025, to mark 1,700th anniv. of Nicea council

Beijing signs document condemning Russian invasion

Text demands its 'complete, unconditional' withdrawal

November 17

German philosopher urges Pope to correct Synodal Way

2021 Ratzinger Prize winner outlines 'red line' concerns

U.S. bishops debate effectiveness of voting guide

Vote to forgo major changes to it before 2024 election

Bishops elect Burbidge of Arlington as pro-life chair

Other chairman votes signal no dramatic policy shifts

Senate advances gay marriage in bipartisan 62-37 vote

On an amended version of bill the House passed in July

German priest contradicts Pope, backs pornography

Says associating devil with porn is 'spiritual exaggeration'

World Cup: Filipino nun rips Qatar for rights violations

6,500 migrant workers died at stadium build sites; more

November 16

Archbishop Timothy Broglio elected USCCB president

From military archdiocese; Abp. Lori of Baltimore is VP

Fed. judge rejects Biden admin’s trans mandate

ADF: Victory for health care providers, female athletes

DC archdiocese cancels Youth Rally, Mass for Life

As partner dioceses turn efforts to their own states

New Catholic med school to open in Kansas in 2026

Inspired by Padre Pio; led by founder of 8 med schools

Evangelization dicastery: Beijing tracks our every move

Msgr. explains extreme limitations, slow negotiations

88 abortion sites closed in 2022; 14 states free of any

Abortion-pill sites account for 64% of new facilities

November 15

Catholic groups to FDA: Reject OTC birth control pill

Nat'l Cath. Bioethics Ctr., USCCB, CMA, & Catholic nurses

FBI releases video of NY pregnancy center bombing

Vandals could be charged with violation of FACE Act

New CUA president aims to double college's size

In order to be ‘premier Catholic research university’

Arkansas rel. freedom proposal narrowly defeated

Little Rock diocese did not take a position on the issue

Franciscan Univ. debuts ministry for students with SSA

Integratis helps them live in accord with Church teaching

Nigerian bishop warns on ‘healing ministries’ in liturgy

Unorthodox practices introduced by 'whim, caprice'

November 14

Detroit archbishop: Faithful can atone for pro-abort law

Fast, give alms, do penance after Proposal 3 passage

Ex trans kid Cole sues doctors for medical malpractice

Broadcasts effort in order to 'create a pathway' for others

D.R. Congo's bishops announce march for peace

Amid fresh bout of fighting over natural resources

U.S. bishops post agenda for conf's public sessions

USCCB fall meetup begins; parts will be livestreamed

French sisters welcome those with Down syndrome

Community seeks able sisters from America to join

PA college postpones 'Tired of white cis men?' event

Social media helps expose blatant racist, sexist trend

November 11

French church hit with fresh scandal after bombshell

Priest's indictment adds to nation's 'McCarrick moment'

Pope, Jordan's king discuss Christians in Middle East

Reiterate 'need to preserve, encourage' their presence

Armenian patriarch laments world's silence on attacks

Anti-Christian animus part of Azerbaijan's aggression

Swiss bishop expects nothing good from Synod

Sees 'refrains reheated for umpteenth time since 1970s'

Cordileone: Church can serve gender ideology victims

But HHS 'nondiscrimination' rules would prevent it

Pope again meets with Fr. James Martin at Vatican

American scores more papal facetime to tweet about

November 10

Russian embassy: Pope facilitates prisoner exchanges

Which have brought hundreds of combatants home

Former Vatican auditors sue Vatican for damages

After forced resignations, charges of spying by Becciu

Boston pays $2.1M to settle Christian flag legal case

Supreme Court ruled city violated free speech rights

Arms production grows in Middle East, North Africa

Turkey & Iran trail Israel, as global alliances reshuffle

Jesuit St. Joseph’s U. to mandate diversity course?

Faculty will coerce in response to low student interest

New Staten Island Ferry boat is named 'Dorothy Day'

She entered the Church & lived part of her life in S.I.

November 9

Pope on Bahrain trip: 'New step' for Christians, Muslims

In creating 'fraternal alliances in name of Father Abraham'

Dutch bishop: Synod is mere 'sociological experiment'

'God is out of the picture in this vile synodal process'

Dutch bishops give ‘not-so-rosy’ ad limina report

Catholic media calls it 'long, drawn-out lament' on decline

USCCB shelves proposal to merge Steubenville diocese

After its bishop requests further local-level discussion

Pro-life movement suffers losses in several states

KY amendment rejected; pro-aborts claim VT, MI, CA

Worldwide women’s rosary announced for Dec. 8

Colombian effort spreads worldwide on Instagram

November 8

French cardinal steps down from public ministry

Ricard, 78, admits abusing young teen girl 35 years ago

Soros, Bloomberg pump millions into MI abortion push

Out-of-state pro-aborts trying to buy const. amendment

USCCB approves Chicago’s lay ministry standards

Model groundwork 'to foster lay ministerial leadership'

German bishop, found guilty of embezzlement, resigns

Pope makes 'swift decision' on exploiter of elderly woman

Five U.S. states recognize Victims of Communism Day

On Nov. 7; to memorialize ideology's total 100M dead

Synod document calls for reform of Church structures

Canonist: 'Jesus did not found a democratic institution'

November 7

Pope meets with Bahrain’s Muslim Council of Elders

Proclaims encounter & fraternity as paths to peace

30,000 attend first public papal Mass in Bahrain

About 2,900 came from neighboring Saudi Arabia

Pope gives in-flight press conf. on return to Rome

Discusses women's rights, war, Church in Germany

French bishops told to specially care for TLM-goers

Who are 'disoriented' by execution of Traditionis custodes

Three Anglican bishops issue call for gay marriage

Critics rip 'radical change' that threatens global rupture

New Synod document overturns Christian teaching

Replaces holiness & sin with 'inclusion & alienation'

November 4

Pope in Bahrain advocates 'true freedom of religion'

It's a 'prerequisite to peace' & 'tolerance is not enough'

Ireland could lose 1/4 of its priests in next 15 years

Fewer than 2.5% of nation's working priests are under 40

Bishops disavow link to pop-up ‘Catholic’ newspapers

Republican-leaning papers mailed out in AZ, IA, MI, PA

NPR airs heartbreaking audio of actual abortion

Killing part of NPR journalist's report on Detroit clinic

Cuba: Lack of communion hosts due to wheat shortage

Also due to oven fuel shortage, blackouts after hurricane

Humorous satire sites lampoon woke U.S. universities

Anonymous creators poke MIT, Cornell, UMass-Boston