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

This week, we celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of our podcast, NCR in Conversation. Catch the latest episode here.

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.

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