Morning Briefing

Mary Raftery: Irish journalist whose documentary uncovered sex abuse dies

Ireland -- Large attendance at Raftery funeral

Why Women Don't Run for Office (As Much As Men Do). Study from American University, Womenand Politics Institute in the School of Pubic Affairs.

Congo Catholic Leaders Seek Election Re-Evaluation

Evangelicals at the Crossroads in South Carolina

German priest admits to 280 instances of child sex abuse

For Priests’ Wives, a Word of Caution

Catholic Church in Belgium wants priest sex abusers to pay victims. This in addition to civil penalities. If individual priests are unable to pay, the church itself would compensate. The Belgian church, however, has not offered any figures regarding potential compensation.

Venezuela’s Catholic Church raises concerns over rampant violent crime, urges crackdown

Upstate NY couple donates $3M to Catholic churches

NCR's sister publication, Celebration, posts reflections on each day's Scripture reading. Here's a link: You may want to bookmark it. It's a great way to begin the day.

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