Morning Briefing

Ala. AG joins Catholic network's birth control mandate lawsuit

Contraception coverage: Foes set rallies today in Detroit, across U.S.

A defrocked Philadelphia priest pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old altar boy, four days before he and two priests were to face the start of a landmark trial about clergy sex-abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Growing outcry over Trayvon Martin's death

A MESSENGER to Mercury reveals a strange little planet

Pope visits heart of conservative Catholic Mexico

Mexico church divided over drug wars

2 Catholic schools in S. Phila. appeal closure to Vatican

Catholic schools drop finder’s fees,
At least until voucher objection is resolved

Letter to the Editor: About those Catholic ‘rebels’

LAWRENCE, N.J. — Bowing to pressure from parents and the school community, Notre Dame High School has canceled its spring production of “The Laramie Project,” a play based on the violent 1998 murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard.

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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