Morning Briefing

Could Archbishop Nienstedt face charges or lose his job?

Senate Leaders in Striking Distance of a Deal

Republicans shoot themselves in the foot by Robert Bennett

Vatican II continues to mark ecclesial life today, archbishop says

Commentary -- Budget battles crush the poor by Tony Magliano

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Major Earthquake Strikes Central Philippines, killing at least 32 people, injuring hundreds and smashing one of the country's oldest churches

Philippines -- Thousands join church-led anti-pork rally in Bacolod

Spain holds disputed mass beatification of Pinoy, multi-national war 'martyrs'

Florida -- Immigration rally led by Bishop Lynch draws hundreds in Tampa

New Zealand -- Women and girls serving at the altar is becoming an issue in some parishes that have high numbers of migrants attending Mass.

Malaysia Catholic newspaper loses fight to use 'Allah'

Florida -- Catholic-based scouting group forms local troop in Marion County

Conservatives question Pope Francis’ approach

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