Daily News

Morning must-reads

December 6

Prelate calls for internat'l pressure to end Yemen war

Big part of problem: 'too many people profiting' from it

Cleveland-area priest, 39, arrested in child porn probe

He was ordained in 2017, is now on administrative leave

German bishop charged with embezzling 6-figure sum

Took $142K from parishioner who's not legally competent

Mexican diocese nixes evening Masses due to insecurity

Bishop: Locals dare not venture out of homes after dark

Tex. town passes law allowing abortion-related lawsuits

Pro-aborts call the spread of similar laws an 'epidemic'

South African doctor is disciplined for stating plain fact

Told abortion-minded mother her 'fetus is a human being'

December 5

Cdl. Zen: 'Parolin is manipulating Holy Father' on China

And suspects secret deal is same one BXVI refused to sign

Rochester bishop requested Sheen beatification delay

Due to concern that Sheen could be named in AG report

Abp.: Christian persecution has led to 1000s of converts

Iraq: Faithful inspire onlookers by strength and suffering

Indonesia to deploy 160,000 to guard churches at Xmas

Huge Islamic youth group also says it's 'ready to help'

Nigeria: 1st-ever Pan-African Catholic Congress begins

700 lay and clergy, practitioners and academics attend

Whistleblower rips calling Bp. Malone exit 'retirement'

O’Connor sees yet another 'slap in the face of survivors'

December 4

Buffalo's bishop Malone resigns after cover-up scandal

Details of DiMarzio’s apostolic visitation not yet released

Vatican postpones Archbp. Fulton Sheen beatification

Diocese: Some U.S. bishops asked for further consideration

Pope asks world’s nations to act to limit global warming

Says we must not allow 'window of opportunity' to close

U.S. bishops continue ad limina visits with Pope in Rome

Abp. Lori notes his 'utter seriousness' on ending abuse

Disabled people shouldn't be ‘hidden exiles,’ says Pope

Stresses need to help them participate fully in society

German bishop: Evangelization, unity must mark synod

Warns diocese on process becoming 'political or sociological'

December 3

New lawsuit: McCarrick abused teen in Newark in 1990s

Also, two sisters in Penn. accuse a now-deceased priest

Chinese bishop: Love of homeland comes before Church

And further, 'the law of the country is above Canon law'

Pete Buttigieg cites Matthew 25:35 in campaign ad

Perhaps as overture to churchgoing black voters in S.C.

Mexican-born bishop named coadjutor of Calif. diocese

Rojas has been a Chicago auxiliary bishop since 2011

Iraqi security forces fire on, kill 25 unarmed protesters

Approx. 400 demonstrators have been killed since Oct. 1

U.K.: 200 attend world’s first 'detransition' conference

Run by 28-year-old founder who helps those in regret

December 2

Cdl. Schönborn: Vatican officials lied about sexual abuse

Recalls many, including Cdl. Sodano, dismissed victims

Pope: Synodality is what 'Lord expects of the Church’

Compliments Internat'l Theological Commission on work

Pope: Must seek truth, healing for 'wounded marriages'

Cases can't be met with 'bureaucratic, mechanical approach'

New wave of abuse suits to hit Church like never before

Some predict 5,000 new cases in NY, NJ, CA; $4B in payouts

Duluth, Minn bishop Paul Sirba dies unexpectedly at 59

Suffers heart attack before offering Sun. morning Mass

Pewsitters rally behind priest in communion-denial flap

Mich.: Nolan got pushback for following Church teaching

November 27

Pope, in interview: Vatican finance reforms are working

Also, proposes Catechism change on possession of nukes

Pope appoints president of Vatican financial watchdog

Barbagallo, a native Sicilian, has worked 40 years in banks

W.V.: Disgraced bishop asked to apologize, pay $792K

And to receive reduced pension and health care benefits

Italy: Civil ceremonies now outnumber church weddings

In 1970, just 2.3% of marriages were contracted civilly

Local news follow-up Cincinnati, Covington abuse cases

Report pattern of nondisclosure, failure to track abusers

Priest-director of Courage Internat'l gets papal honors

Group supports gays who aim to live chastely, faithfully

November 26

Pope Francis condemns possession of nuclear weapons

Church has long taught that their use on cities is immoral

Italian bishops rapped for overtures to the remarried

New initiatives mark 'change in mentality' pushed by Pope

German bishops plan ‘Synodal Candle’ kickoff ceremony

Cdl. Sarah recently expressed concerns about their synod

India bishop: Missionaries of Charity are under attack

Says authorities are afraid of Church because it is loved

German bishop lauds innovations from Amazon synod

The process, votes are of 'great importance' to their synod

Prelate, pro-lifers warn against Shaheen amendment

Which would 'enrich global abortion providers'

November 25

Pope challenges Asia bishops to renew missionary zeal

Enable the Good News 'to spread like a fragrant balm'

Pope says Mass in Tokyo, visits Nagasaki & Hiroshima

Decries war, frenetic pursuit of productivity, consumerism

Argentine bishop blasts prosecutors over arrest order

Zanchetta claims to be cooperating but is in hiding

Amazon CEO gives millions to Cath. homeless charities

Bezos fund awards two agencies in Anchorage, Spokane

Notre Dame student group: Cut the white male scholars

To end the 'violence of only privileging white scholarship'

Germany launches project to educate imams locally

To reduce foreign influence on Islamic religious leaders

November 22

Lawsuit: Church pressured victims into low settlements

And violated 2002 promise to stop using gag agreements

Federal judge blocks four scheduled federal executions

Due to questions on gov't’s newly announced kill method

Pope exhorts Thailand’s Catholics as new missionaries

To experience, share the merciful, healing embrace of God

Convicted Belgian priest became Caritas leader in C.A.R.

Removed from post after CNN reveals new accusations

China pressures Trump to veto Hong Kong solidarity bill

Or 'China will be taking strong countermeasures for sure'

UN Women is neutral on criminalization of prostitution

Amidst campaigns to decriminalize so-called 'sex work'

November 21

Cdl. Parolin takes responsibility for shady loan, grant

Fiasco includes Wuerl, McCarrick, Becciu, American cash

Argentina prosecutor requests arrest of Vatican bishop

Accused abuser lives at the Pope's Domus Santa Marta

Archbp. Viganò criticizes interreligious initiative in UAE

Mosque-synagogue-church site = 'Neo-Religion' temple

In Thailand, Pope raps exploitation of women, children

Addresses dignitaries, then meets supreme Buddhist leader

AP report: Diocesan abuse review boards 'broadly fail'

Too dependent on bishop/chancery, treat victims poorly

Prominent Australians voice doubts on Pell conviction

TV news analyst, two former PMs, & pol plea for justice

November 20

Nicaragua: Mob enters cathedral, attacks priest

Where mothers of political prisoners were hunger striking

Pope arrives in Thailand to encourage tiny Catholic flock

He's expected to address poverty, pollution, sex tourism

Board member of Vatican financial authority resigns

Sees 'no point in staying on the board of an empty shell'

Penn.: Catholic adoption/foster cares continue to close

Agencies slain by ideology also in Mass., Illinois, Calif., D.C.

Vatican holds conf. on online exploitation of children

Goals include industry roundtable, mobilizing religions

Ven. Fulton Sheen to be beatified Dec. 21st, in Peoria

At end of this 100-year anniversary of his ordination

November 19

Vatican top financial regulator steps down amid crisis

Brülhart is widely respected; Oct. police raid still a mystery

China defends detention of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang

As appropriate measure against terrorism; raps N.Y. Times

EU Parliament criticizes new Polish draft law on sex ed

Sees Poland shift to 'stigmatizing or even banning sex ed'

Chick-Fil-A cuts giving to two large faith-based charities

Speculation abounds on famed counter-cultural stance

Buffalo bishop: The kind Pope understands my distress

Malone preached at Mass with N.Y. bishops visiting Rome

Ohio bill would ban abortion under usual murder laws

Rep.: 'The time for regulating evil & compromise is over'

November 18

Pope Francis: ‘Move the deacons away from the altar’

Whose job is not '1st-class altar boys or 2nd-class priests'

Vatican newspaper lauds Pope as master of eloquence

Calls Francis's language 'a new event of communication'

Jury rules against Daleiden, pro-lifers who exposed PP

Daleiden calls verdict 'dangerous attack' on 1st Amendmt

Authors spin study on benefit of transgender surgery

Prof. Mark Regnerus sees flaws in interpretation of data

Pope blesses palace given to homeless, close to Vatican

Management is in hands of the Sant’Egidio Community

Pope sends video message to Japan ahead of visit

Affirms that 'using nuclear weapons is immoral'

November 15

Kenya’s bishops rip international population summit

See intent to corrupt youth, enslave them to ideologies

11 nations oppose 'repro rights' focus of Nairobi conf.

U.S., Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Poland, Senegal, Uganda, etc.

Misconduct at Buffalo seminary dates back decades

Has formed abusers, perpetuates a toxic clerical culture

Mexico bishops hail election of Gomez as USCCB prez

His relation with their conf. 'has been extremely close'

French general, architect argue over Notre Dame spire

Architect Villeneuve still aims to 'restore it identically'

Fr. James Martin announces major pro-LGBT conference

'LGBTQ Catholic ministry gathering' at Jesuit Fordham U.