Morning Briefing

Sacramental problems ahead? According to new CARA study, between 1980 and 2012, global Catholic population rose by 57 percent while global priest population declined by 17 percent.

Vienna's reform-minded Fr. Helmut Schuller says merging parishes no way to deal with the priest shortage.

The Jesuits' Seattle University receives two donations totaling $42 million, largest in its history.

The "Samson Option" upheld: Israel's role in blocking Middle East nuclear free zone.

Divorced and remarried look to Pope Francis for acceptance.

Boston group to attempt one more appeal to keep parish open.

Will Pope Francis influence the Catholic vote in 2016?

When in Philly this September: Get your cheese steak, your soft pretzel and your plushy Pope Francis doll!!

From Global Sisters Report's Dan Stockman: An uneasy peace in South Sudan deteriorates.




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