Morning Briefing

Illinois Foster parents feel caught by Catholic Charities controversy

THE UNION representing teachers at Catholic highschools yesterday asked for the Philadelphia Archdiocese to call in a mediator to resolve a contract dispute that threatens the start of the school year.

Cuban dissidents ask Catholic Church to stop harassment by state

A Clergy Rebellion in Austria's Catholic Church

"The appeal for "more honesty" made to the world's youth by Pope Benedict XVI in Madrid last week left a sour taste in many mouths in Austria, where some say that honesty is a quality the church hierarchy has more of a tendency to punish than reward."

Austrian priests in revolt over laws on celibacy and Mass

Ireland/Scotland Clerical abuser asks for 'second chance'

India Kerala sponsors baby boom Parishes in Kerala state have instituted incentives to encourage families to have larger families amid worries that the Catholic population in the area has begun to drop.

Perry's Anti-Abortion Stance Has Grown More Insistent

England Have a Pope party. On September 17, Catholics up and down the country will be throwing Pope parties to celebrate one year since the papal visit.

S.F. archbishop undergoes emergency heart surgery

Essex, England Two bishops and actress Vanessa Redgrave visited the site of illegal housing to support residents threatened with eviction


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