Daily News

Morning must-reads

June 19

Pope erects new metropolitan see in Zambia, its 3rd

Area has population of 3.2M, of whom 1.9M are Catholic

U.S. bishops to draft document on 'trans' religious

Canonical affairs committee hopes to release it this fall

Steubenville: Temp. apostolic administrator removed

Emphasizing gap between local views & merger plan

Israel warns Lebanon of prospect of ‘all-out war’

U.S. attempts to de-escalate hostilities, sends envoy

Tex. doc indicted after exposing child trans surgeries

Children’s Hospital in Houston had said it had stopped

USCCB wins partial victory against fed. abortion rule

Rule blocked in LA and MS until full lawsuit plays out

June 18

Bolivia Jesuits admit abuse response was ‘disastrous’

In statement issued after newspaper publishes report

New 'Bishop of Rome' document treats papal primacy

Covers ecumenical dialogues after encyclical Ut unum sint

Vatican document ignores recent rifts in Christianity

Among Orthodox, Anglicans; ill effects of 'synodality'

Cardinal Zuppi makes solidarity visit to Holy Land

Says world can't drop ‘two peoples, two states’ solution

India: Syro-Malabar liturgical disputes flare anew

Ultimatum either not declared or met with boos, jeers

Guttmacher: Women going out of state for abortions

171,000 did so in 2023, nearly double the 2019 figure

June 17

Pope, at G7 summit, calls for ban on 'killer robots'

Urges commitment to 'greater & proper human control'

EU human rights court upholds assisted-suicide bans

Affirms such law in Hungary & in 45 other countries

Pope's day with G7 & 100 comedians shows star power

Reminder of global pulpit amid talks about papal primacy

Longtime Catholic radio host Al Kresta dies at 72

Founder, prez of Ave Maria Radio converted in 1992

Cdl. Sarah warns of dangers of ‘practical atheism’

Looks to U.S. & Africa, where the faith is 'still young'

College offers fully Catholic women’s, gender studies

Univ. of St. Thomas in Houston; first-of-its-kind program

June 14

Vatican document proposes rethink of papal primacy

A ‘re-interpreting' of Vatican I to serve Christian unity

Pope holds bilateral meetings with world leaders

Incl. Biden, Erdoğan, Zelenskyy, Macron, Trudeau, more

SCOTUS rejects pro-life challenge on abortion pill

Says 'wrong forum' for 'concerns about FDA’s action'

German Catholics write to Rome about Synodal Way

See risk of 'serious scandal' in push for Synodal Council

Bishops request USCCB study case of 'trans' hermit

Ask canonical affairs committee to provide guidance

Cameroon archbishop cautions on Marian apparition

Stresses need for full discernment via Church's process

June 13

Pope describes 'an air of faggotry' in the Vatican

Again uses slur & warns on accepting gay seminarians

New poll: 69% of U.S. Catholics believe in Real Presence

Catholic market research firm's data contradicts Pew's

Southern Baptist Conv. passes resolution opposing IVF

As the IVF process routinely creates excess embryos

Israeli Christians face Hezbollah’s relentless attacks

Iranian proxy is threat to Christians throughout region

Brazil, Russia, India, China proceed with de-dollarization

In 2023, one-fifth of oil trades used non-dollar currencies

Vatican Observatory to host conf. on Lemaître legacy

Second conf., to focus on black holes, gravitational waves

June 12

Pope to address Biden & other G7 leaders on AI

On unaddressed danger of its military applications

USCCB to apologize to Catholic Indigenous people

For 'history of trauma' & 'abandonment' by Church

Vatican tightens press access to Pope’s statements

To avoid controversies over his spontaneous remarks

Net assets of CCHD are rapidly approaching zero

USCCB, in meetup, to address basic fiscal management

Cardinal: Booming African Church faces challenges

Including forming quality priests, rooting out syncretism

5,000 join Denver's largest-ever Eucharistic procession

Part of Junipero Serra Route of national pilgrimage

June 11

Müller & Schönborn: Ordination of women impossible

Cardinals speak; 'priest represents Christ in his manhood'

Pew: Trump & Biden backers split on cultural issues

On immigration, race, life issues, religion, family, guns

Syro-Malabar archbishop gives ultimatum to rebels

Failure to adhere to unified liturgy by 7/3 will equal schism

Spain: Excommunication looms for renegade Poor Clares

Due to 'rejection of subjection to the Supreme Pontiff'

Ten U.S. metropolitan archbishops await retirement

Speculation abounds re: Boston, K.C., Cincinnati, more

Kansas: St. Martin’s Academy is unique all-boys school

Offers well-rounded education rooted in faith, brotherhood

June 10

Sixteen to be ordained to the priesthood in Wash. D.C.

Incl. former ER doc, several veterans, former policeman

Vatican News ripped for using artwork by Rupnik

To mark Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

EU voters deal blow to Pope’s migration, green agenda

'Far-right' parties score major gains in France, Germany

Dutch bishop: Fiducia is too much ‘in tune with zeitgeist’

'Peace at the expense of morality and truth' is 'merciless'

Vatican weighs Ukrainian eparchy for Germany

Move could have big consequences for Church there

Colombia: Priest murdered in supposed robbery

Some suspect a contract killing by criminal element

June 3

Pope: Eucharistic procession is not a sign of pride

But of invitation from God who is close to humanity

Vatican Sec'y of State fears escalation in Ukraine

As U.S., NATO members allow missiles to target Russia

Tex. high court upholds law banning most abortions

In challenge based on severe pregnancy complications

Pakistan: Religious minorities most likely to be enslaved

Report reveals often-hidden slavery in brick kiln industry

U.S. bishops to consider sainthood cause of Wis. nun

Illiterate religious received Marian apparitions in 1859

Ruth Inst. calls first Sun. of June 'Ex-Gay Visibility Day'

To highlight the many who've exited LGBT identity

May 31

Taiwan bishops go to mainland China for inculturation

Study Catholic history & theology in 'the Chinese context'

Pres. Xi speaks at China-Arab States Forum in Beijing

Geopolitics shifting as U.S. attention is ever distracted

U.S. lawmakers: Environmental fallout of abortion pill?

Mifepristone, assessed in 1996, is more prevalent now

Louisiana requires posting Decalogue in classrooms

Bill recognizes role of Ten Commandments in U.S. history

U. of Louisiana, Lafayette to get new Catholic Center

About 60% of public college’s 17K students are Catholic

CRS unable to provide aid to south Gaza since May 6

Has served 750,000 people in the region since Oct. 7

May 30

7,000 participate in St. Paul Eucharistic Procession

Largest event thus far of National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

New clash shows strain in German ‘synodal coalition’

Lay org ZdK throws fit whenever bishops disagree with it

Vatican official: Rupnik inquiry is in ‘advanced stage'

Case 'delicate' due to potential 'impact on Church'

Episcopal Church unveils horrid 'Pride' shield logo

And recently hired its first 'gender justice staff officer'

San Damiano College for the Trades opens in Illinois

On campus of Franciscan trade school that shut in 1972

Kenya nuncio: Church in Europe 'lost its inner compass’

It's 'weakened,' while Church in Africa is 'ever stronger'

May 29

Pope faces another mess of his making in Argentina

String of lousy bishops began with Fernández in 2009

Vatican apologizes after Pope’s gay-seminaries slur

Spokesman: He didn't intend to use 'homophobic term'

Man attacks Mass-goers at Salt Lake City cathedral

Strikes two people with a bamboo sword, hits a third

Lourdes: Record number of French military baptized

180; during annual International Military Pilgrimage

U.S.-constructed $320M pier off Gaza breaks apart

Escalation risk now is engineering embarrassment

M. Gates spends $1B to push abortion worldwide

Atop her Foundation's past gifts of $94M to PP in U.S.

May 28

New USCCB abuse report: 1,308 allegations, 17 current

74% of allegations involving diocesan clergy were same-sex

Pope to Ital. bishops: Too much 'faggotry' in seminaries

Media & Vatican PR try to explain away his word choice

Synod preacher: Gospel challenges Africans on gays

Radcliffe speaks at 'LGBT Catholics Westminster' conf.

Lexington: Isn't a 'trans' hermit a gender ideologue?

Bishop's support for falsity may get Vatican's attention

Argentine archbishop resigns abruptly at age 55

Successor to Fernández served for only eight months

Pregnancy centers gave $368M in goods & services

In 2022, at 2,750 locations across the United States

May 24

Fernández: Church shares Coptic Orthodox teaching

Which warns about & condemns homosexual activity

Pope lambasts the scourge of human trafficking

Thanks Talitha Kum sisters for hard work combatting it

UK diocese bans celebrating ‘Pride month’ in schools

New guidance also cracks down on gender ideology

Divorce legislation moves forward in the Philippines

Besides Vatican, it's the only country that disallows it

Australia records sharp drop in Mass attendance

While Chaldean & Syro-Malabar eparchies see growth

Joy in Syria: 11 Martyrs of Damascus to be canonized

8 friars, 3 laymen murdered during 1860 persecution