Morning Briefing

Broken Hill, Australia -- Bishop orders school to reinstate student who was expelled becasue parents are gay

Dublink, Ireland -- Archbishop says Dublin diocese facing crisis: Its biggest crisis since emancipation in 1829. Weekly Mass attendance down to 14%; average weekly contribution per person at Mass below 2.20 euros.

Mexico -- Mexican worshippers underwhelmed by papal visit There are no Benedict-related items for sale here. "That Holiness is not very commercial," explained Jorge Sanchez, a 30-year-old vendor.

Opinion: Catholic Church cannot ordain women priests by Katherine Thomas

Philadelphia -- Archbishop Chaput: 'Painful' year may bring school, parish closings

New York City -- Archdiocese Can Demolish SoHo Church, Court Rules, five-year struggle could be nearing an end.

Montana -- Three Great Falls Catholic churches to merge

Springfield Catholic diocese holds ceremony as apology for abuse

BBC puts faith in Father Brown, BBC1 Daytime has commissioned a 10-part series based on the Father Brown books by GK Chesterton, which features the eponymous priest as he sets about solving crimes.

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