Morning Briefing

China's state-controlled Catholic church is considering ordaining seven more bishops, a senior official said Friday, in spite of a deepening rift with the Vatican over recent elevations lacking papal approval.

Philadelphia (and other) media continues to write about the Chaput appoitment:

Chaput won't lead Philadelphia Archdiocese quietly

‘Conservative’ Vatican ‘hardliner’ or ‘Evangelical’ Catholic?

How to be a Non-Communing Catholic

New Archbishop Chaput’s Tactics, What he knows —- and doesn't know —- about the sex-abuse scandal in Philadelphia's Catholic Church

Louisville, Ky. State Attorney General has serious questions about the proposed $620 million merger of the University of Louisville Hospital with two subsidiaries of Catholic Health Initiatives, which may lead him to contest the transaction, a spokesman said.

Louisville, Ky. “Hospital Within A Hospital” Possible Solution for Healthcare Merger Concerns

Australian senator follows lead of Irish prime minister: Call to end confessional confidentiality

Cloyne report fall out: Is this the end of Catholic Ireland?

Cloyne report fall out: Minister demands Vatican response

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