Daily News

Morning must-reads

May 27

Bishops lament threats facing Jerusalem's Christians

City is 'common patrimony' of Judaism, Christianity, Islam

Pope: Synodality means communion, not ‘populism'

Says Spirit can't work when we think we know everything

Missionary dioceses need support with abuse protocols

Cdl. Tagle says they need psychologists, canon lawyers

Haiti: Churches, clergy fill gaps in governance, stability

Bishops have served to mediate, encourage free elections

Italian missionary: 'It's time to go back to Afghanistan'

Says Taliban 'seems favorable' to return of aid workers

James Martin, SJ, spreads confusion at LGBT website

Ignores Pope Francis’s concerns about gender ideology

May 26

Extreme pro-abort group brags on vandalizing churches

Jane’s Revenge claims acts in WA, MD & bomb blast in WI

Court open to dispute over Michigan 1931 abortion ban

Appeals court is asked to throw out recent injunction

Pope calls for Christian economy based on community

Rues legacy of Enlightenment liberals and communists

Irish sisters give away land to partly be abortion site

Vatican even approved the transfer to a secular group

Bishops vent on Twitter about school shooting & guns

Brownsville's Flores: 'We sacralize death’s instruments'

Chinese bishop still detained, whereabouts unknown

Vatican-approved Zhang, 63, was arrested in May 2021

May 25

Pope: ‘My heart is broken’ over Texas school shooting

USCCB says country faces 'epidemic of evil and violence'

Pelosi pushes against Communion ban by Cordileone

Implies pro-lifers next will target contraception and IVF

German bishop Bätzing voices 'disappointment' in Pope

And says he'd consider leaving Church if nothing changes

Hong Kong cardinal Zen says Mass after day in court

'Martyrdom is normal in our Church'; urges loyalty to Faith

Pope greets Russian patriarch on name-day of St. Cyril

Prays for 'our efforts' to protect the value of every life

Fr. Pokorsky writes on Ukraine & questions of just war

As U.S. chooses slow escalation over diplomatic solutions

May 24

D.C. archdiocese will not enforce Pelosi Communion ban

Cdl. Gregory's office will 'ignore' requests for comment

Cordileone answers 'politicizing the Eucharist' critique

He is simply 'following and applying Church teaching'

Southern Baptist Convention issues abuse report

Victims got 'resistance, stonewalling, outright hostility'

Vatican astronomers publish finding on early universe

New technique for determining post-Big Bang expansion

Davos: Religious sisters join roundtable on global needs

Present successful projects to reps of international firms

Arkansas priest is new bishop of St. Augustine diocese

Has been pastor of large parish and formation leader

May 23

Archbp. Cordileone bans Nancy Pelosi from Communion

In her home archdiocese of San Francisco; full text

Pope backs Italian pro-life groups meeting in Rome

Rues mentality 'that life is an asset at our total disposal'

PP to close 5 abortion centers in Indiana, Idaho, Alaska

And another 5 in Vermont & New Hampshire in June

Sainthood cause advances for 20th-C. Filipino bishop

Witnesses: He could heal sick, levitate in prayer, bilocate

'Assisted dying' is now legal in every Australian state

Pushed by elite liberals; media run-up was one-sided

Pandemic makes new billionaires as poverty rates grow

Energy, food, pharma sectors are posting record profits

May 20

Oklahoma legislature passes Texas-style abortion ban

Starting at conception; pro-life governor soon to sign it

Layman 'Br. Martin' ignores Missouri bishop's warning

To stop fundraising, cease building unauthorized chapel

Italian Church at crossroads over abuse investigation

Bishops divided over coming probe: internal or outside

Cardinal Rai advocates for 'active neutrality' of Lebanon

For non-alignment with political conflicts, regional wars

Okla. Catholic high school sued for abusive culture

Recently 'tolerated sexual harassment & assault' by males

Pope joins with U2 singer Bono on two projects

At event, Francis 'seems lost' in pop whirlwind of activity

May 19

Unregulated 'baby-building' industry continues to grow

Commerce trumps ethics, unlike in traditional adoption

Russia's Kirill rips Ecumenical Patriarch over schism

And calls on belligerents in war to avoid killing civilians

Famed German ex-monk dismissed from clerical state

He celebrated weddings, baptisms after leaving Church

Luxury hotel chain eyes Church property by St. Peter’s

Order would use funds for Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Myanmar cardinal Bo warns of illicit trade in organs

'Commodification of human body parts' is new threat

Pope alters rules for major superiors of religious orders

Allow brothers who are not priests to lead, per Vatican

May 18

MI: Judge's 'rogue decision' blocks state abortion law

Court, gov't officials try to sidestep democratic process

European pro-lifers hail possible overturn of Roe v Wade

Say U.S. led way to legalize abortion, could lead to reverse

Former vicar general of German diocese quits Church

For community with priestesses, remarriage, gay unions

Parolin: Curia reform fulfills major aim of pontificate

Cardinal opens Study Day on Praedicate Evangelium

Santa Fe archdiocese reaches $121M victims' settlement

To resolve bankruptcy that resulted from abuse cases

Feds investigate threats to burn down Supreme Court

And to kill Justices & clerks, target 'places of worship'

May 17

Pope warns theologians about returning to the past

Says Amoris Laetitia is example of living Thomist doctrine

Doc debunks false claims about abortion in El Salvador

Made by former CBS News reporter now working for PP

U.S. pro-aborts threaten 'Summer of Rage' campaign

Group's warning hints at possible insurrection, violence

Christian leaders condemn Israeli police violence

At funeral of Palestinian journalist killed while working

Fed. court blocks Alabama ban on ‘trans’ meds for kids

Says parents have right to direct med. care of children

Lawsuits: Public-school officials violate parents' rights

'Gender identity' cases filed in MA, WI, OR, CA & FL

May 16

Pope proclaims 10 new saints at Mass in St. Peter’s Sq.

Group of religious men & women, priests, and a layman

Top Asian prelate Bo calls Hong Kong ‘a police state’

Says city was 'beacon for freedom' & China broke treaty

Pelosi criticizes arrest of Cdl. Zen & 'China's crackdown'

China advises she withdraw her ‘black hand’ from the issue

Nigeria: Cathedral attacked by mob amid protests

After arrest of 2 suspects in killing of Christian student

India's total fertility rate among Christians has declined

Christians' TFR is 1.9; Muslims, 2.4; Hindus, 1.9; Sikhs, 1.6

Pope to local universities: Rethink development models

Put human person back at center of economy, society

May 13

Pope: the West's low birth rate is a ‘social emergency’

Fewer children means 'impoverishing everyone’s future'

Vatican announces that Pope will visit Canada in July

Cities of Edmonton, Québec & Iqaluit, capital of Nunavut

Biden's remarks after Supreme Court leak are new low

Even as abortion activists specifically target Catholics

German bishop Bätzing waves off 'Synodal Path' critics

Insists Church teaching needs further development

Vatican foreign minister speaks on Ukraine's defense

Response must be proportionate, open to diplomacy

Bangladesh: Rohingya Christians seek police protection

In refugee camp where 600,000 have fled persecution

May 12

U.S. Senate again rejects sweeping federal abortion bill

Bishops relieved; Biden advises voting in more extremists

Priests say Ethiopia is committing genocide in Tigray

Massacres of civilians, destruction of homes, institutions

Hong Kong cardinal Zen arrested, then released on bail

He and 4 others, for alleged 'collusion with foreign forces'

Vatican expresses ‘concern’ after Cardinal Zen arrested

Deal with China, ripped by Zen, is up for renewal in Oct.

UK: Fanatic gets life sentence for murdering Catholic MP

Amess's killing taken 'in revenge for IS's losses in Syria'

NPR hit piece: Orthodox churches draw 'far-right' men

Allegedly due to conservative stance on social issues

May 11

USCCB: Fast, pray to counter pro-abortion threats

Pray rosary on Fri., May 13, feast of Our Lady of Fatima

Bishops of England, Wales restore Sun. Mass obligation

Finally, after most people have resumed normal activities

Pro-lifers react to Chicago mayor's 'call to arms'

Lightfoot said Supreme Court 'is coming for' LGBTs next

Yellen: Overturning Roe will be ‘damaging’ to economy

U.S. Treasury Sec'y concerned with workforce participation

Pope to celebrate Mass of canonization of ten

Five from Italy, 3 from France, 1 from India & Netherlands

Pope marks 2nd World Day for Grandparents & Elderly

'Living signs' of good God who bestows abundant life

May 10

Pro-life org: Act now to stop extreme abortion bill

U.S. Senate to vote second time after bill's failure in Feb.

Pope to LGBTs: God ‘doesn't disown any of his children'

Writes to James Martin, SJ, a message for outreach website

Ireland: Non-religious marriages exceed Catholic ones

Average age for brides is 35 years; for grooms, 37 years

Philippines: Church is no longer influence in elections

Win by Marcos Jr. shows appeal of 'strongman leader'

Pope names new auxiliary bishop for Cleveland diocese

Woost, 63, has two brothers who are also local priests

Will Synod merely create multiple new bureaucracies?

Bishops' conf's tend to mimic modern corporate culture