Morning Briefing

Brussels -- Roman Catholic bishops applaud ban on embryonic stem cell patents

Louisville, Ky. -- Officials field questions on hospital merger, dozens of questions about reproductive and end-of-life care, health insurance for employees and other issues.

South Bend, Ind. -- Federal Judge once again blocks St. Joseph's High School deal. Judge says city council favoring Catholic religion.

Phenix City, Ohio -- St. Patrick's Catholic Church free lunch program continues to gain steam

SSPX Bishop's blog raises tensions between Jews and the Vatican

Kansas City, Mo. -- Indicted bishop plans to continue leading diocese

Needs of the people: Bishops study impact of border issues during El Paso visit

Hong Kong -- 79-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen has embarked on a 72-hour hunger strike protesting against a court ruling that critics say violated Catholics' right to freedom of education.

Opinion: Aiming towards a truly Asian Church. Ultimate goal is a church committed to the peoples of the region and their struggle

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