Morning Briefing

Ireland -- The report into child protection practices in the diocese of Raphoe is a “whitewash,” said a retired police investigator.

Germany -- Every victim of child sex abuse can collect 10,000 euros ($13,000) worth of therapy from a 100 million euro fund set up to address a scandal centered on Catholic schools.

Detroit Free Press -- Detroit-area Catholics blast plans for closings

The Detroit News -- Catholic church closures fuel angst, Declines in priests, attendance push diocese to tough choices

Boston -- Archdiocese Turns to Evangelizing, With 16% of Local Catholics Attending Mass, Boston Church Leaders Take a New Tack

Catholic Groups Fight Contraceptive Rule, But Many Already Offer Coverage

House Republicans criticize White House for denying grant to Catholic group

Germany -- The Double Lives – And Second Lives – Of Gay Priests

As Burma and the U.S. Grow Closer, Could the Plight of Ethnic Burmese Be Forgotten?

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