Detroit -- 31 Catholic parishes face consolidation
. Archdiocese plan includes only 2 closures, but outlines mergers needed in next 4 years
Opinion: Religious liberty and credibility by Brian Cahill, the former executive director of Catholic Charities of San Francisco.
Opinion: Church makes power play on contraception by Gene Lyons, Arkansas Times columnist
Opinion: Bishops losing moral leadership by James C. Harrington, an Austin, Texas, attornyey
Financially stronger Catholic-sponsored medical centers are increasingly joining with smaller secular hospitals, in some cases limiting access to treatments like contraception, abortion and sterilization.
Melbourne, Australia -- A support group set up by the Catholic Church to counsel victims of clerical sexual abuse is being investigated over allegations of mistreatment and breaches of patient confidentiality.
NCR's sister publication, Celebration, posts reflections on each day's Scripture reading. Here's a link: celebrationpublications.org/dailybread. You may want to bookmark it. It's a great way to begin the day.