Morning Briefing

China to ordain Vatican-approved bishop, but the Vatican and the Chinese government-controlled Catholic church are fighting over the guest list.

Opinion: Key Task for Catholic Higher Ed , Catholic colleges and universities in the United States over the past 20 years have adopted new mission statements and added personnel and programs designed to reemphasize the religious dimensions of the Catholic college experience.

Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua -- Pa. cardinal testifies in rape, endangerment case

Religion: A growing, changing God lobby in D.C. Number of organizations engaged in advocacy work linked to religious issues has increased fivefold in four decades.

Cardinal Burke reflects on his first year in the Sacred College. Some real gems in this interview. Pearls.

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church, an independent body set up by the church is looking into claims of abuse in every diocese in Ireland. Reports into Raphoe, Derry and Dromore expected Wednesday.

Australia -- The Catholic Church in Adelaide says allegations of sex abuse against a serving priest raised in the Senate by Nick Xenophon have been found to have no substance.

The Netherlands -- The church's council for child protection issued warnings about child abuse in church-run homes and boarding schools in 1959 and 1962. Senior church officials have consistently claimed they were not aware of the abuse.

Friar in Detroit puts soup kitchen on wheels

India -- Bombay dioceses adopts new Roman Missal


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