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Morning must-reads

December 2

Pope praises ‘fruitful’ theology of Benedict XVI

At 2022 Ratzinger Prize ceremony at the Vatican

Three shrines for persecuted Christians established

In NYC, London, Mass.; a fourth is planned in Sweden

Exorcist: Porn addiction is 'opening to the demonic'

Rossetti affirms Pope's words, schools German priest

Malta president will resign if abortion law passes

Vella, a medical doctor, has steadfastly opposed killing

RFMA has had no public hearings in Senate or House

Its consequences will reach farther than Obergefell's

Saint Mary's College, Indiana, rejects pro-abort club

University officials cite conflict with Church teaching

December 1

Pope's trip to Congo, S. Sudan rescheduled for Feb.

Four days in city of Kinshasa; then 3 in capital city Juba

Sunday Mass attendance in Belgium falls to 2.5%

And Church reports sharp rise in 'debaptism' requests

U.S. RFMA called 'the Roe v. Wade of marriage bills'

Expert: It is weapon of Left 'to go after people of faith'

Liberalization hasn't helped German Protestant church

L. Chapp: Likewise, unattractive Synodal Way will fail too

Male fertility crash accelerating worldwide: study

Due to endocrine-disrupting chemicals in common items?

'Pro-life Spiderman' climbs L.A. skyscraper to save baby

To raise money for mother aided by Let Them Live org

November 30

U.S. Senate passes same-sex marriage bill, 61-36

Without protections for conscience, religious beliefs

Beijing briefs Hong Kong clergy on ‘sinicization’ plan

Conf. seen as precursor to crackdown on rel. freedom

Catholic doctors win fight against trans mandate

After Biden admin, HHS let appeal deadline pass

Christians now a minority in England and Wales

At 46%, down from 59% in 2011; now 37% are 'nones'

Pope lets German, Belgian bishops wreak their havoc

Recent ad limina visits also confirm CDF has lost power

Disgraced ex-USCCB official named pastor in Wis.

Was exposed as frequent user of gay hookup app

November 29

Pope covers Ukraine, China, bishops in new interview

Tells America magazine why women can't be priests

Russia rips Pope for calling ethnic soldiers 'cruel'

Says remark is perverse & nation's peoples are united

Subdivision of dioceses at root of China-Vatican row

Is Beijing pushing for Vatican to recognize its scheme?

Cdl. Ouellet's address to German bishops: full text

Abuse crisis 'exploited so as to promote other ideas'

Cdl. Sarah advises return to the basics of the faith

Christian life is built on 3 pillars: crux, hostia, virgo

China suppresses protests over 'zero COVID' policy

But acknowledges their impact, will make adjustments

November 28

Vatican: China violated deal with bishop installation

Gov't places Peng in diocese not recognized by Rome

Bp. Stika, Knoxville diocese face apostolic visitation

After 18 months of complaints about his leadership

Hong Kong court convicts Cardinal Zen, five others

Ruling is seen as 'prelude to more legal troubles'

Eritrea: Bishop arrested & held in notorious prison

Experts estimate that 1,000s of Christians suffer same

Dolan, Barron urge Congress to halt 'marriage' bill

Deceptively named legislation is threat to rel. liberty

Protests across China due to anger over lockdowns

Giant social media platforms are scrubbed of footage

November 23

Pope takes control of Church’s largest charity

Caritas Internationalis, due to management deficiencies

Minnesota archbishop issues post-synodal letter

Plan focuses on parish-level formation & evangelization

Internal Vatican memos shed light on finance scandal

Warned in 2016 that reform could become 'a charade'

Hundreds of Methodist congregations split from UMC

Fracture part of ongoing mainline battle over LGBT

Pope meets with members of World Jewish Congress

Launch initiative to strengthen Catholic-Jewish bonds

Dominican theologian calls out German Bp. Bätzing

Says pro-gay stance is merely another 'modernist heresy'

November 22

Vatican cardinals voiced concerns to German bishops

Proposed moratorium on 'Synodal Way' but to no avail

Lay prez of Synodal Way raps Vatican's 'snubbing'

Bp. Bätzing 'grateful' for 'no clear answer' either way

U.S. bishops mark Dallas abuse charter’s 20th year

Pledge to continue to listen, care for, walk with survivors

Cdl. Müller addresses infallibility, limits of papal power

Also, rogue nat'l churches & 'loving criticism' of Church

Med orgs challenge FDA approval of abortion drugs

File suit over lack of studies, shady terms & processes

India: Hindus join in Christ the King processions

Affirm Christ's mission as different from earthly kings

November 21

Bishop Hubbard of Albany asks Vatican for laicization

As he faces numerous abuse lawsuits & 'Vos estis' probe

Pope travels to northern Italy to visit with his cousins

In province of Asti, east of Turin, to celebrate a birthday

Mich.: 4 pro-lifers sentenced to jail for 2019 rescue

Get 45-day sentences for peaceful, non-violent action

S. Korea: Story of St. Andrew Kim soon to hit cinemas

Film portrays birth of Catholicism on Korean peninsula

U.S.: Parents-rights candidates win school-board races

Backlash to lockdowns, gender- & critical-race theory

Maronite bishop heads USCCB internat'l peace cmte.

Zaidan spotlights Lebanon's Christian presence in region

November 18

Maryland AG counts 158 priest-abusers in 80 years

Includes 43 not identified by Baltimore archdiocese

Italian bishops: 613 sex abuse cases sent to Vatican

Victims’ groups call 1st report 'absolutely unsatisfactory'

U.S. Nat'l Eucharistic Congress reveals pilgrimage plan

Organizers also report event cost has been cut in half

Cdl. Tagle opens Propaganda Fide 400th anniv. conf.

Notable speech asks, 'Who will tell the story of Jesus?'

Catholics, Orthodox may agree to common Easter

Starting in 2025, to mark 1,700th anniv. of Nicea council

Beijing signs document condemning Russian invasion

Text demands its 'complete, unconditional' withdrawal

November 17

German philosopher urges Pope to correct Synodal Way

2021 Ratzinger Prize winner outlines 'red line' concerns

U.S. bishops debate effectiveness of voting guide

Vote to forgo major changes to it before 2024 election

Bishops elect Burbidge of Arlington as pro-life chair

Other chairman votes signal no dramatic policy shifts

Senate advances gay marriage in bipartisan 62-37 vote

On an amended version of bill the House passed in July

German priest contradicts Pope, backs pornography

Says associating devil with porn is 'spiritual exaggeration'

World Cup: Filipino nun rips Qatar for rights violations

6,500 migrant workers died at stadium build sites; more

November 16

Archbishop Timothy Broglio elected USCCB president

From military archdiocese; Abp. Lori of Baltimore is VP

Fed. judge rejects Biden admin’s trans mandate

ADF: Victory for health care providers, female athletes

DC archdiocese cancels Youth Rally, Mass for Life

As partner dioceses turn efforts to their own states

New Catholic med school to open in Kansas in 2026

Inspired by Padre Pio; led by founder of 8 med schools

Evangelization dicastery: Beijing tracks our every move

Msgr. explains extreme limitations, slow negotiations

88 abortion sites closed in 2022; 14 states free of any

Abortion-pill sites account for 64% of new facilities

November 15

Catholic groups to FDA: Reject OTC birth control pill

Nat'l Cath. Bioethics Ctr., USCCB, CMA, & Catholic nurses

FBI releases video of NY pregnancy center bombing

Vandals could be charged with violation of FACE Act

New CUA president aims to double college's size

In order to be ‘premier Catholic research university’

Arkansas rel. freedom proposal narrowly defeated

Little Rock diocese did not take a position on the issue

Franciscan Univ. debuts ministry for students with SSA

Integratis helps them live in accord with Church teaching

Nigerian bishop warns on ‘healing ministries’ in liturgy

Unorthodox practices introduced by 'whim, caprice'

November 14

Detroit archbishop: Faithful can atone for pro-abort law

Fast, give alms, do penance after Proposal 3 passage

Ex trans kid Cole sues doctors for medical malpractice

Broadcasts effort in order to 'create a pathway' for others

D.R. Congo's bishops announce march for peace

Amid fresh bout of fighting over natural resources

U.S. bishops post agenda for conf's public sessions

USCCB fall meetup begins; parts will be livestreamed

French sisters welcome those with Down syndrome

Community seeks able sisters from America to join

PA college postpones 'Tired of white cis men?' event

Social media helps expose blatant racist, sexist trend

November 11

French church hit with fresh scandal after bombshell

Priest's indictment adds to nation's 'McCarrick moment'

Pope, Jordan's king discuss Christians in Middle East

Reiterate 'need to preserve, encourage' their presence

Armenian patriarch laments world's silence on attacks

Anti-Christian animus part of Azerbaijan's aggression

Swiss bishop expects nothing good from Synod

Sees 'refrains reheated for umpteenth time since 1970s'

Cordileone: Church can serve gender ideology victims

But HHS 'nondiscrimination' rules would prevent it

Pope again meets with Fr. James Martin at Vatican

American scores more papal facetime to tweet about