Morning Briefing

Philippines Cardinal Luis Tagle at Georgetown: Catholics should stop pursuing some "idealized past that they long for with nostalgia."

Romero "another brilliant star" belonging to the Americas. Huge crowds for long-awaited beatification.

Ireland's overwhelming vote in favor of gay marriage rocks Catholic church.

Pope Francis sends message to U.S. meeting on Christian unity: "The unity that is budding among us is that unity which begins under the seal of the one Baptism we have all received. It is the unity we are seeking along a common path. It is the spiritual unity of prayer for one another. It is the unity of our common labour on behalf of our brothers and sisters, and all those who believe in the sovereignty of Christ."

Has war completely outlived its usefulness as a way of settling disputes? A reflection on the warrior spirit.

Could UN conference that ended in discord mark the beginning of a new era of opposition to nuclear weapons?

Jesuit Fr. Lucas Chan, pioneering theologian in biblical ethics, dead at 46. .

Memorial Day: A day of remembrance not happiness.

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