Daily News

Morning must-reads

August 9

Minn. report: 84% of abortions done as birth control

0.7% done because mother is rape or incest victim

Vatican issues most transparent financial statement

Reveals patrimony sell-off & underfunded pension

Indiana abortion ban overshadows pro-family laws

Bipartisan effort to support family-related programs

YouTube censors Ruth Institute, citing WHO errors

Removes videos on real science, not opinion or faith

Priest-theologian: Humanae vitae teaching can't change

Despite Pontif. Academy for Life's search for loopholes

Church recognizes martyrdom of Soviet-era priest

And advances five Servants of God, now Venerable

August 8

Nicaraguan bishop, 6 priests put under house arrest

After he criticized gov't closure of Catholic radio stations

Ukraine’s Vatican envoy hints Pope may visit in Sept.

Would stop en route to interfaith congress in Kazakhstan

Visa, Mastercard pause ad buys with horrid Pornhub

After court finds them complicit in selling illegal content

Fed. judge: CRS must give benefits to same-sex spouse

Because data analyst's role is not spiritual or ministerial

Public comment period opens for Biden HHS rule

Which nixes conscience protections for docs, hospitals

Pro-lifers shift focus to effective support of mothers

Urge interventions to decrease demand for abortion

August 5

Archbishop defends Vatican neutrality on Ukraine

Aim is 'to work towards peace, possibly act as mediator'

Pope again rips traditionalism as ‘dead memory’

Says historical experience can't be 'perpetual model'

Chicago: Public Masses end at Shrine of Christ the King

Meanwhile, St. John Cantius has modified its practices

Diocesan rules on TLM increase one year after 'TC'

Most U.S. bishops have chosen thus far to let TLM be

Hostility toward Christian values is growing in EU

Conservative gov'ts in Poland, Hungary are bullied by EC

Chinese diplomat tweets strange anti-Catholic image

Ties Pelosi's Taiwan visit to Mary as 'baby thief' witch

August 4

Post-Dobbs lies defeat Kansas pro-life amendment

Local media served radical left pro-abortion orgs

Pope again praises work of Jesuit Fr. James Martin

Keep working at 'culture of encounter... close to everyone'

Mich. abortion law: Enforcement injunction overturned

Then a judge grants gov's new restraining order request

Chile’s Catholics see chasm separating hierarchy, laity

In only 20 years, the number of Mass-goers has halved

Africa: Sisters are pioneers of hydroelectric power

Facilities power convents, churches, schools, clinics

Sri Lankan priests, nuns: Stop crackdown on protests

Gov't threatens prominent priest, harasses activists

August 3

22 state AGs file suit against new Biden admin. rule

Which ties 'trans' ideology to vital school-lunch funds

U.S. Dept. of Justice challenges Idaho abortion ban

First such post-Dobbs legal action by fed. gov't

Detroit aux. bishop denies allegation of abusing minor

Case from 1989-90 in Boston archdiocese under Cdl. Law

Archbp. of Canterbury pleads for unity at Lambeth conf.

Anglican bishops divided over LGBT errors of US, EU

Poland buys weapons, plans to double land force

In deterrence effort against Moscow’s threats

Franciscan U. Steubenville hosts Theol. of Body conf.

On JPII teaching, the meaning of sexual difference

August 2

Colombia: Sisters have helped 4,000 escape trafficking

Vulnerable women preyed upon at border of Venezuela

USCCB asks Congress to help families, not push abortion

Wants legislated tax relief, federal paid family leave, more

Australian bill expands assisted suicide, euthanasia

Aus. Capital Territory was 1st on slippery slope, in 1995

Africa got 44% of its wheat from Russia, Ukraine in '20

Looming crisis is worst in Horn of Africa, arid Sahel region

Mich. high court redefines ‘sex’ via gender ideology

Cites U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 Bostock decision

Saudi prince touts plan for futuristic city on Red Sea

Aims to draw global capital to world-class financial hub

August 1

Arlington bishop curtails Traditional Latin Masses

13 parishes must stop, 5 must go off-site, 3 remain

Pope hints at possibility of future resignation

Doing so 'is not a catastrophe, you can change pope'

Francis’s in-flight press conf. from Canada: full text

Pope talks neo-colonialism, contraception, Germans

Pillar: Low participation in local Synod meetings

Several dioceses voice frustration at widespread apathy

Fed. court backs Catholic school’s hiring/firing right

Indy high school asks staff to uphold Church teaching

Docs see post-Dobbs spike in sterilization requests

According to Montana PP and national OB-GYN group

July 29

Pope ends Canadian visit in small, far-north city

Iqaluit is capital of Inuit-governed territory of Nunavut

Two Kansas nuns oppose pro-life state amendment

'Network' founder Fitzpatrick challenges archbishop

Women’s religious orders are disappearing in U.S.

Study finds fewer than 1% of sisters are under age 40

Spanish bishop: Synodality can’t re-invent Church

Many 'confuse the Holy Spirit with their own strange ideas'

Dutch farmers’ protest reflects rise of popular revolts

EU political crises due to gov'ts' technocratic stance

Proposed Biden HHS rule nixes conscience protection

Forces doctors, hospitals into 'trans' surgeries, abortions

July 28

Luxembourg synod calls for changes in Church teaching

On celibacy, gay issues; led by global Synod leader

Pope in Quebec: Past wrongs serve as warning today

Ideological colonization goes on as weak are 'cast aside'

Quebec statistics show Church in serious decline

Low rates of Mass attendance, marriages, baptisms

Anglican head scraps statement confirming marriage

Pressured by liberal clerics, while Africans stayed home

Houston parish creates first Hispanic Serra Club

Driven by 'desperate' need for more Hispanic priests

KC archbp.: Counter pro-abort ‘bullying’ with truth

Naumann: 'Reach minds and change hearts' by education

July 27

Pope celebrates Mass in Canada’s largest stadium

Preaches on grandparents & sharing faith with love

Francis prays for healing from ‘terrible’ colonization

Leads pilgrims' service at Lac Sainte Anne in Alberta

Bp. Paprocki: Some corporate execs abetting abortion

Via travel benefit; they shouldn't receive Communion

Lambeth: Anglican bishops divided on marriage issue

Conf. split on motion against gay marriage, blessing unions

Indian archbishop resigns over liturgy dispute

Reportedly asked to do so by apostolic nuncio to India

Michigan coach Harbaugh to players: Reject abortion

'Let the child be born'; if needed, he & his wife will raise it

July 26

Pope apologizes for harm done at residential schools

Church aided suppression of native Canadian cultures

Convicted ex-Vatican bank boss loses appeal

Guilty of corruption; he led Vatican bank for 20 years

Canada: No remains unearthed yet from res. schools

Media hype grew from speculation about burial sites

Cardinal Gregory issues liturgical norms for D.C.

Effective Sept. 21, TLM on Sun. only, in three churches

Beijing tightens online rules, incl. identity of users

ISPs to display geographic location of online posts

Worst persecution in modern India now bears fruit

Area sees abundant vocations, miraculous conversions

July 25

Pope arrives in Canada to meet indigenous peoples

Six-day visit to Edmonton, Quebec City, capital of Nunavut

USCCB: Urge Senate to stop 'Respect for Marriage Act'

It could require fed. gov't to honor polygamy & more

DC parish rues Latin Mass ban, warns of big losses

Thriving parish to lose half its congregation, tithes

Kentucky judge confuses biology and Christian belief

Says life at conception is a ‘Christian & Catholic' idea

Ukraine ambassador sees vital role for Vatican, Pope

Francis keeps reminding world of importance of peace

Canada appeals court: Pastor was wrongfully jailed

For holding outdoor service during COVID lockdown

July 22

Vatican issues warning on German ‘Synodal Way’

Sees violation & 'threat to the unity of the Church'

German Catholic leaders ‘astonished’ at warning

Bätzing et al. 'regret with irritation' Rome's move

Pope unites two Italian dioceses under one bishop

Unusual practice becomes common under Francis

Kansans face first post-Roe ballot test on abortion

Amendment would correct 'judicial overreach' from 2019

WHO announces plan to mainstream gender ideology

Says it's updating in light of 'conceptual progress'

Brazil: Bishop blesses new mountaintop Marian shrine

Giant statue of Our Lady of Lourdes & metal cross

July 21

Abortion clinic from Dobbs case moves to New Mexico

Pro-lifers from across country go there to protest it

U.S. House passes national same-sex marriage bill

Repeals Clinton-era Defense of Marriage Act of 1996

USCCB supports Educ. Choice for Children Act

Bill allows scholarship pool funded by philanthropy

Pope has made College of Cardinals ‘less European'

Europe's share shrinks to 40%; Asia-Pacific now 17%

India: Catholics oppose gov't plan to cut food rations

Communists in Kerala will deprive the aged & orphans

Mich. gov vetoes $21M for preg. centers, adoption

Extremist Whitmer is against helping needy women