Daily News

Morning must-reads

September 17

Pew poll: Catholics have highest U.S. vaccination rate

82%, compared to white Evangelicals 57%; big partisan divide

Bioethicist: Weekly COVID test 'good' alternative to vax

Urges gov't to keep option in place & to avoid coercion

Pro-lifers at Live Action: Google has banned all our ads

Which were previously approved and have run before

Benedict XVI: Same-sex marriage is 'cultural revolution'

Separating sexuality from fertility has altered consciences

Tex. archbishop says small border crossing faces crisis

Has over 9K migrants, from Haiti, Cuba, even Afghanistan

USCCB: Act now to stop most extreme abortion bill ever

Even 'modest, popular' laws at state & local level are at risk

September 16

Pope discusses vax, Communion denial, anti-Semitism

During in-flight press conference from Slovakia: full text

Roundup: U.S. dioceses respond to Biden vax mandate

Objection voiced by bishops of S.D., Colo., Wis., & K.C.

Pope rejects German archbp.’s resignation over abuse

Vatican found 'personal procedural errors,' no cover-up

Justice Dept. asks judge to block Texas abortion law

To stop law being enforced while lawsuit runs its course

Historic Viennese church given to Society of St. Pius X

Was owned by an Italian group; archdiocese not involved

UNICEF calls for schools to reopen in lockdown nations

Due to '18 months of lost learning' for 131M students

September 15

Slovakia: Pope celebrates closing Mass for 60,000

Tells faithful to protect life where ‘culture of death reigns’

Fed. judge temporarily blocks NY vaccine mandate

Group sues gov't over disallowed religious exemptions

Polls show majority oppose U.S. vaccine mandate

And 72% of unvaxxed say they will quit jobs if coerced

KY bishop: Unvaxxed priests may not visit the sick

Makes cathedral deacon announce he, others not jabbed

Largest parish church in US being built in middle Calif.

St. Charles Borromeo will seat more than Christ Cathedral

Afghan-American says 'thousands' stuck in Afghanistan

Citizens, green card holders had identities stolen & sold

September 14

Slovakia: Pope celebrates Byzantine Rite Divine Liturgy

Preaches on crucified God & temptation of triumphalism

Pope visits Missionaries of Charity center in Bratislava

Then attends meeting with Slovakia’s Jewish community

Indian district marks anniv. of anti-Christian bloodshed

In 2008, scores were martyred & thousands fled to jungles

Anti-Christian violence and false arrests on rise in India

Hindu extremist mobs disrupt worship & fabricate charges

Aussie archbp. ripped over support for unvaxxed priests

Catholic lobbyists cite Pope, CDF, ignore conscience issue

Justice Barrett defends Supreme Court amid criticism

'Judicial philosophies are not the same as political parties'

September 13

Pope, in Slovakia, urges fresh response to secularization

Need 'creativity of the Gospel,' not 'defensive Catholicism'

Pro-life students sue Creighton over vaccine mandate

Four argue they 'feel coerced' to violate their beliefs

Hungary: Pope says closing Mass of Eucharistic Congress

Meets with PM Orbán, who pleas for 'Christian Hungary'

Calif. Catholics object to lies about St. Junipero Serra

Ask governor to reject bill that rewrites mission history

Poland: Soviet-era cardinal & order's founder beatified

Mass for Wyszyński & Mother Czacka draws thousands

Vietnam: Catechist & family jailed for evangelization

His parish had no resident priest from 1952 until 2013

September 10

Pope to take first COVID-era trip to Hungary, Slovakia

To close Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, visit heart of EU

U.S. prof recounts healings at Eucharistic Congress

Mary Healy leads crowd in series of forgiveness prayers

Cdl. O’Malley meets with Cuban president in Havana

Boston prelate then goes to Dominican Republic & Haiti

China: Staff, students arrested at Christian music school

Which trains young musicians to serve in Church worship

Nigerian cardinal warns against unworthy Communion

'Duty of pastors' to preach on it, encourage confession

Biden admin. seeks perm. injunction against TX law

Claims 'unconstitutional' under 'longstanding' precedent

September 9

Cardinal Gregory: Biden is not voicing Catholic teaching

Explains to press 'consistent life ethic,' priority of unborn

Vandalism incidents at U.S. Catholic churches on rise

Notable lack of national media & political attention to it

Pope promotes priest who testified against abuser

Chilean theologian to be sec'y at Congregation for Clergy

Cincinnati archdiocese plans reorganization of parishes

Reports Mass attendance has declined 22.5% since 2010

VP Harris to welcome abortionists to the White House

Biden admin. announces plan to sue TX over pro-life law

Charlotte diocese mulls next step in discrimination case

Argues against state coercion on teacher employment

September 8

Mexican Supreme Court invalidates state's pro-life law

Violates state's sovereignty, moves toward legal abortion

Document on ‘synodality’ prefigures a confusing Synod

Disorganized process will produce jumble of opinions

Doctors ask Supreme Court to rethink viability standard

In utero 3-D & 4-D imaging are major advance since 1973

US bishops launch 'Civilize It' effort for political debate

Offer guide & pledge to counter polarization & division

Pope, Patriarch, Canterbury issue joint climate message

Say short-sighted pursuit of profit led to degradation

Ahead of arms fair, UK bishops urge end to such trade

Aside of self-defense, most is done 'simply for money'

September 7

Controversial film shown at Vatican, Pope visits at end

Contains fake soundbite implying support of civil unions

Cordileone op-ed: Bishops' duty to challenge abortion

Like past New Orleans archbishop confronted racism

Vatican releases 'synod on synodality' prep documents

Include main questions for diocesan-level feedback

UK probe finds abuse failings in non-Catholic settings

Among Protestants, Islam, Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, etc.

Russian Orthodox head speaks at Eucharistic Congress

Says we're united in belief in the Real Presence of Christ

Philippines diocese holds Marian festival amid typhoon

Statue carried to cathedral by land instead of by sea

September 3

TLM groups plead for understanding, seek mediation

Ask French bishops for dialogue & 'not condemnation'

Biden vows 'whole-of-government' pro-abortion effort

Calls TX law 'bizarre scheme of outsourced enforcement'

Canada: Gov't inquiry omits mention of church burnings

B.C. official cites 'surge of hate' against all but Catholics

Caritas agency in Pakistan ready to aid Afghan refugees

UN predicts 0.5 million more refugees atop current 1.5M

Pope: Milan-based Arché Foundation is 'sign of hope'

Group offers care to vulnerable children and mothers

McCarrick appears in court, 1st public outing since '18

Pleads not guilty; victim calls event 'a symbol, a crumb'

September 2

Pope Francis: Choose faith in Christ over formalities

Again warns against 'inflexible religiosity' and 'rigidity'

USCCB statement: Cultivate ‘ecological conscience’

But be wary of climate sensationalism, 'future is hopeful'

Brooklyn bishop exonerated in Vos estis investigation

CDF says allegations did 'not have semblance of truth'

Nobel nominee urges Biden to protect Iraqi Christians

Keep U.S. troops in Iraq or watch 'yet another genocide'

Bp. Paprocki advises on vaccine religious exemptions

Says moral objection of conscience requires no document

Supreme Court declines to block Texas heartbeat law

Ruling will fuel speculation on Court striking down Roe

September 1

In interview, Pope speaks about Latin Mass, trial, more

Says BXVI's pastoral act was 'transformed into ideology'

N. American College nixes teaching or celebrating TLM

Celebration of Novus Ordo Mass in Latin will replace it

Bp. Barron rips Harvard group on atheist ‘chief chaplain'

Urges colleagues who elected him: Show some self-respect

Harvard Catholic Center responds on atheist-chaplain

Says role is as liaison to admin with no extra influence

Remains of first three S. Korean Catholic martyrs found

Began local history of martyrdom, were beatified in 2014

Texas 'heartbeat' abortion law goes into effect today

Includes process that allows lawsuits against abortionists

August 31

Haiti: Funerals & daily quests for food, water, shelter

After quake, storm, two-year economic & social crisis

Chief Rabbinate of Israel queries Pope’s words on Law

Vatican, archbp. indirectly respond to rabbi's concerns

Sainthood cause opens for Polish Catholic at Auschwitz

Known as ‘earthly guardian angel’ for her works of mercy

Jakarta: Tunnel joins Catholic cathedral, main mosque

Part of president's plan to promote religious tolerance

Research shows Pius XII’s interventions for Rome's Jews

The pope actively worked and spoke out against Nazis

Pope accepts resignation of bishop of Broome, Australia

71-yr-old has been steeped in abuse & finance scandals

August 30

Traditionalist groups meet in Rome over motu proprio

Heads of FSSP, ICKSP, IBP; amid talk of apostolic visitations

Catholic Medical Ass'n sues over ‘transgender mandate’

Seeks permanent nationwide injunction for several groups

Australian legal scholar: Pell trial was political vendetta

Says media, law enforcement were looking for 'show trial'

Archbp. pleads for stranded charity workers, students

14 Calif. teens, eight parents were traveling in Afghanistan

Fed. appeals court reverses in favor of NY pro-lifers

AG is thwarted in bid to prevent dialogue outside clinics

Pope urges faithful to pray & fast for Afghanistan

Meanwhile, Italy leads EU countries in taking in refugees