Morning Briefing

SCITUATE, Mass. — It's the eighth autumn since Roman Catholic parishioners began occupying St. Frances X. Cabrini church around the clock to protest the Boston Archdiocese's 2004 decision to close it. But this season could have passed without heat to kill the chill.

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Dublin, Ireland: The four archbishops are strongly resisting a Vatican plan that would cut the number of Irish dioceses and by default the number of bishops.

Opinion: Catholic Democrats ask bishops to address poverty

Lawsuit alleges Finn, KC diocese, placed child in harm's way

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