Daily News

Morning must-reads

March 29

Hollerich: Early Christians didn't grasp homosexuality

Synod-leading cardinal reveals his ignorance of history

Nicaraguans rip ‘staged’ prison interview with bishop

Regime presents opposite of actual harsh conditions

Billboard posters on streets of Rome defend TLM

Quotes show TLM-goers aren't ignorant deviants

Polish journalist: ‘True version of events’ favors JPII

Research into future pope's handling of abuse cases

China: Reward for snitches of ‘illegal’ religious acts

'Audiovisual materials' can support 'reported facts'

New York City runs abortion ads in pro-life states

Aggressive campaign in far-flung cities of GA, FL, TX

March 28

CUA priest-prof disputes ‘reparative therapy’ bans

Says they're based on studies with flawed methodologies

Mass. bishop bans his clergy's use of 'hookup apps'

Reminds all to 'cultivate & preserve the virtue of chastity'

10,000 expected for NY Eucharistic Congress in Oct.

At upstate Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine in Auriesville

McElroy bars EWTN from San Diego diocesan media

Due to viewpoint 'fundamentally critical of the Pope'

Myanmar junta vows to crush all dissent, incl. churches

Country long crushed by violence & economic paralysis

Iraq War marked turning point in US-Russia relations

Bush admin. failed to reciprocate Putin's concessions

March 27

Nordic bishops affirm Church teaching on sexuality

Letter elegantly describes Christian anthropology, more

Pope updates apostolic letter 'Vos estis lux mundi'

Lay assoc. & movement leaders now also accountable

Pope accepts resignation of German bishops’ conf. VP

No prior indication that Bode, age 72, had offered to resign

Paris: Notre Dame basilica to reopen in Dec. 2024

Base of famed spire is being made in eastern France

N. Pelosi speaks in Georgetown U. panel discussion

Claims to be 'in sync' with most Catholic social teaching

MIT to hold debate on diversity, equity & inclusion

The university’s own DEI deans refuse to participate

March 24

Pope recommends renewing consecration to IHM

To 'every believer and community, esp. prayer groups'

USCCB: 'Human composting' disrespects human body

Does not allow remains to be 'gathered and reserved'

Francis sketches vision for future of moral theology

Advocates moving past the 'cold morality of the desk'

Abp. Gomez to lead 6-mile eucharistic procession in L.A.

Sat. morning; starts/ends at historic Mission San Gabriel

Priest, 3 rel. sisters, 2 laywomen declared Venerable

All from Europe; priest died a missionary in Ecuador

Kiev: Monks of sacred Orthodox monastery evicted

By gov't; locals protest & monks say, 'We will not leave'

March 23

Biden DOJ sued for hiding info on church attacks

And pregnancy center attacks; stonewalling requests

Over 70 Christians killed in DR Congo in two weeks

By Islamist rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)

Prosecutors drop case against BXVI of alleged cover-up

While he was archbishop of Munich & Freising, 1977-82

Vatican cardinal: ‘It is not mercy to lie about sin’

Lecture on gift of indulgences, every confessor's duty

German Synodal Way aims to spread errors elsewhere

Plans 'promotional videos' to influence Rome, beyond

Like the French, the Chinese favor low retirement age

But gov't mandates will up it to save benefit systems

March 22

Wyoming law restricts girls’ sports to biological girls

19th state to do so; Republican governor weakly objects

BXVI ordered Gänswein to destroy his personal letters

And Abp. searches for BXVI's 5 cousins, to settle estate

Disney doc features Pope talking with Gen Z youth

In Spanish they discuss LGBT, abortion, clergy abuse, etc.

Conn. assembly looks to codify abortion in state law

And to ask taxpayers to fund non-residents' abortions

German bishop Wilmer calls for big changes in Church

Rome sources: Pope may make Wilmer prefect of DDF

Singapore increasingly resigned to demographic winter

Survey: 51% of married respondents have 1 child or none

March 21

USCCB to Catholic health orgs: No trans procedures

Doctrine committee issues guidance for institutions

Bishop ordained for Northern Arabia at new cathedral

Serves 1 parish in Bahrain, 4 in Kuwait, 1 in Qatar, & S.A.

Vatican largely silent on China's religious repression

Ignores harsh 'sinicization' & Beijing's breaches of pact

China: Religious affairs chief removed, investigated

For violations of party discipline, possible corruption

Former nuncio marks 20th anniversary of Iraq war

'The Church never abandoned its people' throughout

Vatican doesn’t share Western view of Xi-Putin summit

Francis's papacy is open to multipolar global politics

March 20

Cardinals Müller & Burke rebuke German bishops

Over blessings of same-sex unions & divorced-remarried

Theologian: Pope didn’t say that priestly celibacy will go

He called it 'temporary' versus the nature of ordination

Vatican trial: Pope sought quick exit from London deal

Abp. Pena Parra testifies, the highest-ranking witness so far

Abortion funds pressure women to have abortions

Sidewalk counselors in N.M. see greater 'desperation'

Quebec: 39% of kids lived with married parents in 2021

Cohabitation prevalent in historically Catholic province

Poland: Kalisz Shrine is center of devotion to St. Joseph

Image, covered with silver in 1796, shows him crowned

March 17

USCCB president criticizes Germany’s Synodal Way

Pursuit will lead to 'a new division in the Body of Christ'

Texas bill would make illegal immigration a felony

Will create a specialized border-protection police force

Cardinal Dolan discusses Catholic revival in the Bronx

24/7 adoration, praise & worship ongoing since Ash Wed.

Most U.S. bishops allow St. Patrick’s Day dispensation

From obligation of abstinence, while 46 say no -- map

Utah governor signs bill banning all abortion clinics

Law requires deed be done in hospitals, and none do it

Triplets from Brazil belong to same religious order

Nuns, 57, in Franciscan Congr. of Sacred Heart of Jesus

March 16

Francis: Another pope can take up priestly celibacy

Says today the discipline holds, tomorrow maybe not

Brownsville bishop Flores to help prep Synod assembly

One of 7 on committee planning Oct. meetup at Vatican

Belgian bishop: Pope accepted our LGBT-blessing plan

Vatican has offered no public comment on their policy

Eucharist adored at Minnesota State Capitol building

Catholics pray on First Fridays 'to counter the evil'

Turkey, Syria update earthquake death toll to 55,707

In ancient Antioch 'millennia of history razed to the ground'

Tex. man sues ex-wife’s friends for facilitating abortion

They conspired to murder with illegally obtained pills

March 15

Pope writes letter to Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani of Iraq

Christians & Muslims must witness to 'truth, love, hope'

Abp.: Vatican-China deal ‘not the best deal possible'

Top Vatican diplomat: Ongoing negotiations seek better

Prez of refounded John Paul II Inst. highlights shift

Calls it 'theology in dialogue with the other sciences'

Four Seasons to manage historic landmark in Rome

Order of Holy Sepulchre aims to fund Holy Land work

Pro-aborts plan around judge blocking pill regimen

Will promote off-label use of FDA-approved ulcer drug

Pope: Seeking promotion in Church is ‘pure paganism’

'The vocation that Jesus gives to everyone is service'

March 14

Fed. abortion-pill case may stop half of U.S. abortions

Case against reckless FDA begins Wed. in north Texas

Va. judge: Treat frozen embryos as ‘goods or chattels’

Divorce-case ruling based partly on 19th-c. slave law

French bishops seek revised doctrine on homosexuality

Relevant section in Catechism is deemed offensive

U.S. Catholic org marks 300th Catholic church attacked

Since spring of 2020; most recent was in Ledyard, Conn.

UK hosp. chaplain sacked after gay-marriage query

NHS: Diversity 'takes precedence over religious belief'

Canada: Preemie twins survive, set world record

Were born 126 days early at just 11.5 oz & 14.4 oz

March 13

German 'Synodal Way' ushers in same-sex blessings

38 bishops vote in favor, 9 against, with 11 abstentions

'Synodal Way' advances LGBT, feminist ideologies

Bätzing claims mandate for change at home & abroad

Nicaragua suspends Vatican ties after Pope's comments

Francis compared Ortega regime to communists, Nazis

Feminists attack cathedrals in Latin American cities

Mark Internat'l Women’s Day with violence, destruction

Kirill appeals to Pope to help stop eviction of monks

After Ukraine cracks down on Russian-aligned Orthodox

Francis asks for prayers on 10th anniversary as pope

Says it's 'not an easy job' and there's no training for it

March 10

Pope, in interview, discusses revising priestly celibacy

'Celibacy in Western Church is a temporary prescription'

Wash. Post rips lay group for divulging priests’ app use

CLCR helps bishops spot dangers that lead to scandal

Delaware, Vermont bills target seal of confession

Despite 1st-Amendmt violation, practical impossibility

Kenyan bishops: LGBT ideology ‘seeks to destroy life’

Call for high court to review ruling for lobby groups

Hong Kong bishop to visit Beijing bishop in April

First trip there since 1985, when HK was still British

Chapel at TAC's New England campus wins awards

Circa-1909 Protestant chapel gets Catholic makeover