Morning Briefing

It is official: Pope accepts Cardinal Rigali's resignation, names Denver prelate to succeed him. NCR reported that yesterday. Pope taps Chaput for Philadelphia. Now you can read John Allen's Exclusive interview with Archbishop Charles Chaput.

The official media event: News Conference
10:00 a.m.
followed by Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Paul.

And the commentary has already begun. Our own Michael Sean Winters The Problem With Culture Warrior Bishops

And from the Daily News of Philadelphia It won't be Rigali, Part 2

And in the rest of the world:

Lutheran denomination clarifies view after Bachmann departure

Not exactly news: Report: Fewer priests celebrating more Masses

Ireland Canon lawyer in call to jail clerics who hide abuse

Minnesota Catholic church pushes for ban on stem cell research funding in shutdown deal

From Vatican Raido Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin speaks on the aftermath of the Cloyne report

Catholic pawn stars This is how Diane Hutton, director of retail operations for Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, ended up on the hit cable TV show “Pawn Stars” on Monday night.

From Anglican minister to Catholic priest - a historic first for Scotland

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