Morning Briefing

Priest: Tweet if you love nuns, as sisters face critique

Editorial -- Catholic church's crackdown on poverty-fighting nuns all about dogma

Philadelphia -- Trial: Priest told of attempted seminary gang rape

Election 2012 -- Protest by Catholic activists may hamper Obama reelection bid Some activists expect civil disobedience, which could lead to powerful images of priests and nuns being led away in hand restraints.

Commentary -- Church should not ignore signs of the times and turn its back on world

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KHARTOUM, Sudan -- A Muslim mob set ablaze a Catholic church frequented by Southern Sudanese in the capital Khartoum.

JUBA, South Sudan -- Three staff members of a Catholic aid agency working in southern Darfur were arrested by security forces in Nyala as they were making preparations to return to South Sudan.

Commentary -- Fighting malaria is full time job By Carolyn Woo

Cardinal Dolan Not So “Charitable,” says Young Gay Catholic

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