Daily News

Morning must-reads

December 6

Pope, in Athens, decries global ‘retreat from democracy’

Rues threats of authoritarianism, populism, bureaucracy

Pope asks pardon for sins that split Catholic, Orthodox

'How can we proclaim the love of Christ' without unity?

Migrants held on Greek island find hope in papal visit

Many families there wait several years for asylum ruling

Hong Kong: New bishop is consecrated at cathedral

Priest: He has 'nearly impossible' task ahead, under China

Karnataka, India: Christians protest anti-conversion bill

Archbp. calls it 'license' for Hindu radical groups to attack

21 states will nix abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Via current trigger laws, pre-Roe bans, heartbeat laws

December 3

Müller: Virus-related sacrament restrictions ‘grave sin’

Bishops, priests are not 'courtiers to rulers of this world'

Vancouver archbp. to priests: Add Masses, not vet jabs

'Avoid attempt to establish segregated, divisive system'

Pope talks full unity to Orthodox bishops in Cyprus

'Let us not give in to talk of irreconcilable differences'

Florida bishop: 'We've reached the end of Christendom'

Uses provocative statement to spur evangelization

Nigerian priest recounts month in captivity by Islamists

Calls on internat'l community to 'come to our rescue'

Ohio priest pleads guilty to raping boy in late 80s-90s

Gets 7-yr deal; Cincinnati archdiocese begins laicization

December 2

‘Dobbs’ oral arguments look promising for pro-lifers

Alvaré: Hearing only skimmed surface of 50 years of lies

Pope accepts resignation of Paris archbishop, age 70

He denies wrongdoing & admits he's 'source of division'

Indy: Court revives lawsuit of teacher in gay marriage

Archdiocese to defend morality clause in its contracts

Buildings across world lit red for persecuted Christians

Red Week spreads word in Europe, N. America, Australia

Faith leaders seek religious protections in Biden's BBB

Bill’s details force compliance with odious federal rules

Pew poll poses philosophical questions to U.S. adults

80% believe most suffering caused by people not God

December 1

Loyola Marymount petition hits 'preferred pronouns'

Calif.: Alumni rip school's embrace of gender ideology

EU bureaucrats drop woke speech code after backlash

Attempt banned the word Christmas as not 'inclusive'

Prominent Catholic lawyer explains wrongness of Roe

Prof. Helen Alvaré debunks false claims, studies, 'science'

Parolin opines on 'No Pass' protests, lacks grasp of issue

After priest describes bishops as 'manipulated by gov't'

EU Commission president: Time to mull mandatory jabs

Von der Leyen floats coercion as omicron hype ramps up

Former atheist & refugee named Albania’s top prelate

He was raised under communist rule, brutal persecution

November 30

Pope to gov'ts: Don’t use migrants as pawns for politics

Status quo puts economic interests before human dignity

Report: Pope may bring 50 migrants from Cyprus to Italy

Highlighting need for 'fair distribution' of migrants in EU

Critics push Cleveland diocese to reform seminary

Its culture is tolerant of dysfunction, with air of secrecy

Paris archdiocese to show plans for Notre Dame interior

After leak of plan dubbed 'politically correct Disneyland'

Opus Dei leaders meet with Pope amid labor complaint

He urges everyone 'out on the street, doing apostolate'

Israeli archeologists find remains dating to Sanhedrin

Site where Jewish leaders went into exile & resettled

November 29

Italy: Pro-life lawyers oppose coercive vaccine measures

Group decries 'totalitarian shift' that's supported by bishops

Paris archbishop Aupetit asks Pope to decide his future

After French magazine paints him as divisive, compromised

Commission made to reform Italy's annulment system

Pope takes charge to overcome bureaucratic inertia

Evangelicals now outnumber Catholics in Honduras

Nuncio cites shortage of priests versus abundant pastors

Turmoil in Syro-Malabar Church over liturgical changes

India-based Eastern Catholic church has 5M members

China: Internal struggle within CCP reaches 'new climax'

Scandals simmer, populace rejects Xi's 'dictatorial model'

November 23

Mass protests in 38+ cities against vaccine mandates

Mainstream media ignore; videos are on social media

Charleston bishop nixes TLM confirmation, anointing

Limits Sunday Masses to four parishes, under conditions

Cardinal Pell warns the Vatican faces growing deficit

Due to old methods plus 'incompetence and corruption'

Cordileone writes open letter to teen student protesters

Kids walked out of pro-life talk; Abp. warns of 'gullibility'

Barcelona: Sagrada Familia basilica nears completion

450-foot tower to be topped by 12-pointed glass star

Rome parish mourns young homeless man Tinnirello

Priest: He 'gave the parish a colorful face' & attracted love

November 22

Pope to youth: Meet evil with 'the lowly force of good'

'Be free and authentic, be the critical conscience of society'

USCCB initiative Walking With Moms in Need lauded

A guide for synodality in practice, for pro-life movement

Nun freed after 4-year captivity in Mali returns home

To Colombia, after stopping at Vatican to meet Pope

Last surviving Trappist from Algeria massacre dies

Age 97; said he prayed continuously for brethren's killers

Cameroon: Catholics protest military search at hospital

Violation of international law & basic human rights

Chile: Pro-life Catholic is surprise winner in primary

Father of nine and member of Schoenstatt movement

November 19

Australian archbishop issues vax mandate for priests

Any not 'doubly' vaxxed told to 'voluntarily stand aside'

New Zealand bishops plan Masses for the unvaccinated

And warn that unvaxxed priests will have limited duties

Abp. Lori: Church must be prepared if Roe overturned

Some states will prohibit abortion, some will double down

Ghana’s bishops lament LGBT ‘socio-moral canker’

Such practices against Christian, Muslim, & trad'l values

Christian florist in gay-marriage SCOTUS case retires

Washington: At end, Stutzman pays $5,000 settlement

Afghanistan: 87 children have died in measles outbreak

Amid malnutrition in half the population, incl. 3.2M youth

November 18

Okla. AG orders Catholic hospital to halt vax mandate

Says Ascension aims to 'trample on sincerely held' beliefs

HHS plans new abortion & trans healthcare mandates

And to dismantle current religious-liberty protections

Bishops approve Eucharistic document, revival, event

Text avoids overt references to denying public figures

Bishops affix feast day for St. Teresa of Calcutta: Sept. 5

Missionaries of Charity serve in about 30 U.S. dioceses

China intensifies surveillance and control of clergy

An effective ban on activity by independent religious

Moscow Catholics protest sale of historic church

Faithful accuse prelates of scheme to settle debts

November 17

Dueling rallies on Eucharist outside USCCB meeting

Baltimore: Pro-life men's march & 'Bread not Stones' walk

Nuncio opens USCCB meetup with talk of synodality

Then Gomez talks on initiatives like Eucharistic revival

U.S. bishops elect six new chairmen of committees

Ordinariate's Lopes gets Divine Worship; Barron gets Laity

Vatican liturgy chief: TLM ‘experiment’ not successful

Says Church did not draw in SSPX, so let's revive Council

Brazilian layman cares for disabled abortion survivors

Since 1990, his three homes have welcomed over 100

Russian Orthodox official raps scripture scholars

Moderns worked 'under the influence' of their own myths

November 16

Most U.S. Catholics don't believe teaching on Eucharist

Pillar survey finds only half of weekly Mass-goers do

New Orleans archdiocese to pay $1M settlement to feds

For allegedly fraudulent Hurricane Katrina FEMA claims

Cdl. Dolan voices concern about Vatican-China dialogue

Negotiating with CCP 'extraordinarily counterproductive'

Cuban expats worldwide join protests against regime

Activist: Catholic Church in Cuba has been 'courageous'

Boston gives workers 12 wks paid leave after abortion

Grim irony in new parental leave benefits for city employees

Cdl. Becciu case is tip of corruption iceberg in Vatican

Cdls. Parolin & Maradiaga, Abp. Peña Parra elude probes

November 15

Pope: Church is not a political org with 'left, right wings'

Tells journalists to escape 'tyranny of always being online'

Argentina: 42 claim labor exploitation by Opus Dei

File complaint to Vatican; Society admits to 'informal' ways

French bishops’ spokeswoman fired after two months

Her words on abuse report were 'too strong,' pro-Church

Madison diocese rues media ‘distortion’ in vax-clinic flap

Jesuit James Martin creates Twitter storm over non-issue

Famed ethicist A. MacIntyre speaks at Notre Dame conf.

Discusses limits of modern conception of human dignity

Vatican: Scholars receive Ratzinger Prize for 2020, 2021

Francis pays tribute to Benedict's 'luminous magisterium'

November 12

U.S. Mass attendance down 14% after COVID lockdown

Pillar poll finds similar numbers for non-Catholic churches

Cuban priests urge authorities not to repress protests

'Civic March for Change' has been planned for Nov. 15

Lepanto Inst. finds another lousy CCHD-funded group

U.S. bishops help push abortion, gay agenda, violence

Canonization cause of 20th-C. Filipino prelate advances

Archbishop lived simple & austere life, close to the poor

NY vocations director: Jesus didn’t use flyers to attract

Move toward new-old approach of personal invitation

Chinese bishop returned to home after arrest in Oct.

And Christian pastor, jailed 3 years, allowed visit of wife