Morning Briefing

Health, abortion issues split Obama administration and Catholic groups

Dublin, Ireland -- Poll: Irish Catholics have unfavorable view of church

Archdiocese of Baltimore welcomes new order of nuns, All Saints' Sisters of the Poor left the Episcopal Church two years ago

Montreal priests, sisters, and laity construct new apartment

German priest indicted on 267 child sex counts

Minnesota bishops Catholic, Lutheran share common ground. Discussion and prayer are a 35-year tradition of leaders' retreat.

Wisconsin -- Churches weigh conceal and carry gun laws

Cardinal Wuerl calls religion teachers critical to new evangelization . Cardinal recently selected by Pope Benedict XVI to play a key role in the October 2012 world Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization

England and Wales -- New initiative to encourage lapsed Catholics back to church

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