Catholic News

  1. A respected Catholic scientist comes out against evolution--and loses his Wikipedia page (Haaretz)
  2. Cardinal DiNardo: Thanksgiving Day appeal for the vulnerable, migrants, and refugees (USCCB)
  3. EWTN announces on-demand program access (CNA)
  4. In Syria there are more deaths from lack of healthcare than from bombs (Catholic World Report)
  5. Islamic State claims first attack in Indian Kashmir (UCANews)
  6. Pakistan bishops urge fair voting system for Christians, other minorities (Vatican Radio)
  7. 1/3 of Myanmar's Catholics expected at papal Mass (AsiaNews) - The Pontiff’s apostolic journey to Myanmar and Bangladesh begins on November 26.
  8. Archbishop of Canterbury, Russian patriarch meet, sign joint declaration (Moscow Patriarchate) - The joint declaration, signed in Moscow on November 21, is devoted to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.
  9. Assad and Putin meet, as Russia pushes to end Syrian war (New York Times) - L’Osservatore Romano (11/22 Italian ed.) devoted front-page coverage to this story.
  10. Bishop 'greatly disappointed' by House tax bill's passage (USCCB) - Bishop Frank Dewane, chairman of the US bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, cited “the elimination of the personal exemption, which will hurt larger families, and the repeal of the out-of-pocket medical expenses deduction, which will harm those with serious and chronic illness.”
  11. CWN closed for Thanksgiving (CWN) -

    The editorial offices of Catholic World News (CWN) are closed so that our staff can enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend.

  12. China curbs tourist visits to Vatican (AsiaNews) - The Chinese government has announced new restrictions on travel agencies, slapping heavy fines on those that promote tours of the Vatican. The restrictions became public, ironically, just one day after the announcement that the Vatican Museums and China’s Forbidden City were launching a joint art exhibit.
    Chinese tourism in Italy has become immensely popular, with most visitors spending much of their time at the Vatican.
  13. Christmas concert returns to the Vatican (Zenit) - The concert is returning to Paul VI Audience Hall after an 11-year hiatus.
  14. EU bishops, other Christian bodies welcome European Pillar of Social Rights (COMECE) - The bishops praised the new European Pillar of Social Rights as “a vital and further step towards the European Social Market Economy.”
  15. Hezbollah denies sending arms to regional conflicts (AFP) - L’Osservatore Romano (11/22 Italian ed.) devoted front-page coverage to remarks by Hassan Nasrallah, who has led the Lebanese paramilitary group since 1992.
  16. Little Sisters of the Poor face new court battles on state health regulations (Daily Signal) - The Little Sisters of the Poor, who won a court battle against the “Obamacare” contraceptive mandate, are now heading back to court to challenge state regulations in California and Pennsylvania that impose the same requirements.
  17. Nigerian bishop: lack of good governance is causing poverty, underdevelopment (Daily Post) - With 186 million people, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation; it is 50% Muslim and 40% Christian, with 10% retaining indigenous beliefs.
  18. Pope Francis: Wednesday general audience (summary) (Vatican Radio) - Continuing his catechesis on the Holy Eucharist, Pope Francis reflected on “the Mass as the memorial of Christ’s passover from death to life.”
  19. Sunday, 11/26: Day of Prayer for Persecuted Christians (USCCB) - The initiative is sponsored by the US bishops, the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Relief Services, Aid to the Church in Need, and CNEWA.
  20. Trump returns North Korea to list of state sponsors of terrorism (New York Times) - L’Osservatore Romano (11/22 Italian ed.) devoted front-page coverage to this story.
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