Morning Briefing

1st visitors to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial express awe at its beauty and meaning

Ireland: Bishop John Magee has issued his first statement since publication of the Cloyne Report. Says he felt "horrified and ashamed" by abuse in his diocese. Full text.

U.S. lawyer says Vatican knew of priest's sex abuse

WYD Spain's World Youth Day has little to do with Catholicism, but its success in lobbying Spain's government should not be underestimated

Phoenix parish taking steps to increase number of priests This is a different slant on the story I noted yesterday under the headline: "Phoenix diocese cathedral won't allow girl altar servers."

Catholic Facilities Losing Nuns' Leadership

New Zealand: Insurance cover has been cancelled for Christchurch's Catholic Cathedral and Arts Centre which were badly damaged in the February earthquake.

One man's guide to reading on Vatican II

La Salle, Ill. The volunteer effort to remove 19th century human remains from the site of La Salle Mission cemetery, the first Catholic cemetery in the area. Use of the cemetery ended in 1857.

Canada Extorting $90,000 from priest earns jail time for Niagara man

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