Morning Briefing

Vatican: Disarm nukes, question all military force

Altoona, Wis. -- A Boy Scout troop will be able to keep its home base at a Catholic church in Altoona.

Msgr. Lynn in Philadelphia: Could the appellate judges be contemplating a ruling that might free the defendant?

Johannesburg, South Africa -- Priest on trial for child abuse in SA could face extradition to Germany

Common Core: Catholic school community gives standards mixed grade

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Young Theologians & Bishops: Building a Bridge

Washington -- Labor Dept. rules same-sex spouses have employee benefit rights regardless of residence

Okuma, Japan -- Japan PM Wants Fukushima Plant Entirely Scrapped

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