Daily News

Morning must-reads

August 22

Pressure mounts for Buffalo bishop to step down

2nd seminarian alleges harassment; Vatican investigates

Chile: World’s oldest living bishop is accused of abuse

Piñera also was accused of covering for his successor

India: 40 Catholic pilgrims attacked on road to shrine

Police arrest six suspects tied to hard-line Hindu group

Jesuit superior general: The devil is a 'symbolic reality'

It is 'the personification of evil in different structures'

Florida bishops: Serial killer's execution is 'unnecessary'

Also cite his tragic childhood of abuse and prostitution

Turkey to Syrian refugees: Leave Istanbul by Oct. 30

They're allowed to register in most any other province

August 21

Australia: Cdl. Pell’s conviction upheld by appeals court

He returns to prison while his lawyers eye high court

CEOs promise people before profits in new statement

Secular biz leaders echo Church's economic teaching

Anglican bishop on slide: 'God is a tourist attraction'

Meyrick justifies ride that brought 20K visits to cathedral

India expels Spanish nun, 86, after five decades of work

Trained doctor who served poor is declined visa renewal

LCWR resolves to focus on migration, racism, climate

Document mentions God twice; Jesus and salvation: zero

Christians in northeast Syria appeal for prayer, safety

Turkey's army, massed at border, 'will attack & destroy us'

August 20

Buffalo diocese denies allegations of former seminarian

Bp. Malone at center of media firestorm, two accusations

NYC arts program rejects Mother Cabrini for statue

Despite saint receiving most nominations in public poll

Pakistan religious minorities appeal to prime minister

Focus on basic rights, discrimination, forced conversions

Mali: Missionary sisters persevere, serve amid violence

Vocational training is attended by mostly Muslim girls

Ottawa: 7 priests, 100 laymen pray outside ‘black mass’

Satanic Temple sold 50 tickets to four-hour event at bar

Arizona jury orders PP to pay $3M to whistleblower

Former director exposed illegal conduct, negligence

August 19

Population bust is considerable threat in decades ahead

Expert: Capitalism is vulnerable to zero/negative growth

Retired Albany bishop Hubbard denies allegations

But announces plan to step back from public ministry

Inventor of ‘suicide pod’ unveils livestream service

Nitschke watches suicide in real time to boost 'quality'

N.J. judge temporarily blocks new assisted-suicide law

Due to challenge by physician with rel. freedom concern

Catholic youth 'totally involved' in Hong Kong protests

Extradition bill would give new persecution tool to China

Contest to decide future of unused Alpine papal ‘oasis’

Salesians seek creative new use for mountain property

August 16

New revelations of abuse, cover-up hit Chilean Church

Jesuits, who covered violent abuser, are in eye of storm

49 international scholars send letter to Rome JPII Inst.

Signatories include profs John Crosby, Tracey Rowland

S.C. bishop calls abuse allegations 'provably false'

Claim set in 1978-79, diocese of Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Beijing: 'Formation' for priests now in Patriotic Ass'n

To make 'independent, autonomous, democratic Church'

Labor Dept. rule to widen religious freedom protection

Employers can hire based on faith, religious practice

PP to withdraw from Title X family-planning program

Will sacrifice Medicaid reimbursements to protect killing

August 14

N.Y. opens 1-year litigation window for past-abuse suits

Hundreds expected to be filed against Church, schools

Cordileone calls Christians to be society's conscience

Abp. rues that acceptance of abortion is seen as progress

Abandoned embryos at clinics may number in millions

Fertility specialists in U.S. not required to report such data

Philippines prez makes Sep. 8 Marian feast civil holiday

In 2017 Duterte declared Dec. 8 Immac. Concep. a holiday

Mexico: 600,000 attend Light of the World convocation

Fundamentalist church thrives despite sex-abuse scandal

Famous Christian-rock Hillsong singer apostatizes

Statement shows he was never catechized or got basics

August 13

Fort Worth bishop disclaims alleged Marian apparitions

'Mystical Rose' is 'not verified or endorsed' by the Church

Mexico City archdiocese sees 'culture of hatred’ in U.S.

Pastoral campaign to fight 'social disease' of xenophobia

Franciscan friars meet to meld six provinces into one

Seventh U.S. province, based in NYC, isn't part of merger

Miss. bishops request aid for families split by ICE raids

Report recent 'widespread panic in our communities'

Gomez: El Paso massacre aimed to stop Mex. migration

Archbp. recounts history: Hispanics arrived in Texas in 1519

Indian parliament criminalizes Muslim 'instant divorce'

Some claim women's victory, some see Muslims targeted

August 12

Words 'God' and 'Bible' banned in Chinese textbooks

And religious words cut from world literature masterpieces

Pope: EU nations must dialogue to strengthen bonds

Says exaggerated appeal of 'sovereignism' leads to war

Ivory Coast lay group causes stir with cultish behavior

Showy leader denounces heresy after bishop steps in

Pell writes of 'low-quality document' for Amazon synod

Says can't allow confusion to damage Apostolic Tradition

Pew poll: 69% of U.S. Catholics ignorant of Real Presence

Bp. Barron sees 'wake-up call' for better basic catechesis

Filipino Catholics unfazed by terror threats on churches

Muslim group shows support by condemning terrorism

August 9

Church responds to humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe

Drought, cyclone destroy crops, water sources of millions

Guam archdiocese faces over 200 abuse lawsuits

Filed for bankruptcy in Jan., aims for $115M in settlements

Polish bishops issue statement on LGBT ideology

Respect for individuals can't lead to accepting ideology

New Catholic vocational school to open in Michigan

Young men to learn skilled trade, get Catholic formation

Plot of new film: killing pro-lifers/deplorables for sport

Ads pulled as Universal re-evaluates its release strategy

Nagasaki cathedral cross returned after 74 years in U.S.

Marine had donated it to Ohio college's peace center

August 8

Priest helps child slaves who have escaped DRC mines

Guerrillas oversee mining of mineral used in cell phones

Attorney identifies more accused priests in New Jersey

Names of 12 aren’t on earlier list of more than 180

Baptists persecuted in Russia given asylum in Germany

Despite supposed constitutional protection in homeland

Kendrick Castillo honored as hero at K of C convention

18-year-old died while helping disarm school shooter

Pakistan: Catholic charity decries forced conversions

Over 1,000 Christian, Hindu girls per year endure this

Indian order dismisses nun for acts of disobedience

She sees attempt to silence her, denies any wrongdoing

August 7

Catholics in fear as Chinese authorities ban religious ed

Teachers forced to scrap summer camp, hide bible class

Chaput: Need societal shift to solve mass violence

Our culture 'markets violence in dozens of different ways'

Manhattan: Number of births has fallen 15% since 2011

Cities = 'entertainment machines' for young, rich, childless

K of C announces groundbreaking of St. Kateri shrine

And $250,000 in immediate humanitarian aid at border

Penn. clergy abuse hotline got 1,900 calls in first year

Some led to charges filed, others are being investigated

Maryland boots Christian school from voucher program

And demands school repay $100,000 of past funding

August 6

Jesuits ask Vatican to overturn Indy archbp’s decision

Thompson revoked Brebeuf prep's Catholic status over SSM

Cincinnati auxiliary bishop covered priest accusations

Binzer could face disciplinary action by Archbp. Schnurr

Grave doubts cast on 1988 carbon-dating of Shroud

Expert: 'New tests, with robust protocols, are needed'

K of C donated over $185 million to charity in 2018

For persecuted Christians, disaster aid, pro-life CPCs, etc

Famed Yale U. prof Gelernter publicly renounces Darwin

Rues whole generation 'brought up as little Darwinists'

N.J. mayor: Fewer abortions could mean more crime

Cites debunked stats popularized in 'Freakonomics' book

August 5

Pope urges all priests to remain steadfast, prayerful

Letter expresses hope in time of 'ecclesial purification'

U.K. bishop won't open cause to beatify Chesterton

Due to lack of local cult, 'pattern of personal spirituality'

Cardinal celebrates Mass at youth festival in Medjugorje

50,000 young people attend 30th annual event

Rome JPII Inst. not ready to answer shake-up questions

Needs a few weeks 'to formulate adequate responses'

BXVI meets with recently dismissed Rome JPII Inst. prof

Blesses Melina, expresses personal solidarity with him

Mural depicting Cardinal Pell painted near Vatican

Second rendition by Australian artist Scott Marsh

July 31

Chinese gov't begins demolition of huge Buddhist center

Limiting Tibetan Buddhist practice, part of grand strategy

African bishops call for protecting exploited minors

Against trafficking, forced labor, & use of child soldiers

Chinese officials claim most Muslim detainees released

Claim they're placed in good jobs; experts are sceptical

Rome JPII Inst. students threaten to leave over changes

Six more faculty fired, TOB/teachings of JPII were nixed

Once imprisoned, Chinese woman now converts others

Liu has spent decades catechizing in Sydney, Australia

Two pro-life groups give aid to moms, babes at border

Practice whole-life ethic that preserves dignity of all