Morning Briefing

Japan: The Bishop of Sendai: “Our mission is to bring hope”; an extraordinary meeting of Bishops planned

Japan: Japanese church forming plans for crisis response

Philadelphia Priests and Judge in Abuse Case Spar Over Legal Fees

Philadelphia Accused in Philadelphia church scandal appear in court

Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in talks to reopen a landmark UK church

Seattle Archdiocese places priest on leave

Ontario baby at centre of ethics debate taken to U.S. for medical treatment , a private air ambulance flies coma baby to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, a Catholic hospital in St. Louis.

Opinion: A former Catholic returns to Ash Wednesday Mass

Nigeria Bishops name “Sustaining Our Environment for Integral Human Development” Lent 2011 theme

Atlanta Emory Healthcare, Saint Joseph's Hospital Form Partnership, St. Joe's to keep Catholic affiliation

Ireland Eucharstic conference could help heal Church wounds

India Catholic delegation seeks amendments to divorce law

US bishops, CRS declare ‘national day of action’ against foreign aid cuts

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