Morning Briefing

Election 2012 -- ABC News' Comprehensive Guide to Super Tuesday Ten states hold their voting contests today in the mega-primary day known as "super Tuesday.

Election 2012 -- CNN Poll: Catholic support for Romney crucial in Ohio

Opinion: Is the Catholic Church part of the ultra-conservative right wing?

Dublin, Ireland -- 900-year-old saint's heart vanishes from cathedral

Albany, N.Y. -- Bishop Hubbard signs memorandum of understanding with district attorneys on handling abuse claims against clergy

We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.

Editorial: Albany Roman Catholic diocese and 14 district attorneys reach agreement on sexual abuse reporting. The real solution is a state law to make clergy mandated reporters.

Egypt -- Catholic Church Welcomes Muslim Brotherhood Dialogue. Muslim Brotherhood chairman invited to visit His Holiness Pope Shenouda III, the 117th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark.

MANILA, Philippines -- Manila Archbishop Luis Tagle is urging the faithful to refrain from frivolities -- or in his own words, "ka-ek-ekan" -- in weddings and other Catholic rites. The bishop cited a number of incidents, from couples having dogs as wedding ring bearers to releasing butterflies as the bride enters the church.

A pastoral letter opposing plans to legalise same-sex marriage will be read out in Catholic churches in England and Wales this Sunday (full text). H/T = Catholic Herald

Boston archdiocese -- Holy Trinity property in Lawrence is sold for $500,000

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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