Morning Briefing

UN Security Council to debate Palestinian state

Pope urges spiritual renewal as 100,000 turn out for his last Mass of German trip

Deutsche Welle opinion Pope fails to provide new direction to the faithful

Phoenix Diocese’s limit on wine a major change in Mass

Mass confusion in Phoenix 2.0

New York City Catholic schools, convents and properties on the block as parishes struggle with debt

Albany, N.Y. Closing of Roman Catholic church brings tears, concerns

Catholics warn of 'national conflict' over gay marriage

New translation to challenge Catholics, give understanding

Fr. Frank Pavone's Priests for Life reported a $1.4 million deficit in 2010 despite collecting tens of millions of dollars in donations during recent years.

Pavone's group 'unclear' on revocation, 16 months after IRS yanks tax-exempt status, group still seeks tax-deductible gifts

Philadelpia Strike's over, but Catholic schools still struggle. This fall, a church commission will release a report on the long-term viability of the Catholic schools. The system faces a vicious circle of rising tuition and dwindling enrollment.

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