Morning Briefing

On bloody day for Christians, martyr's heir urges 'witness for the weak'

UK -- Catholic Education Service, which acts for Catholic bishops in England and Wales, wrote to every state-funded Catholic secondary school in England and Wales asking them to back a campaign against same-sex marriage. Now education officials are investigating if that breaks any laws.

Melbourne, Australia -- Catholics told to 'embrace Twitter and Facebook'

Durango, Colo. -- Immigrant group may lose as civil unions divide Catholics

Co. Tyrone, Ireland -- The priest who accidentally showed pornographic images in a PowerPoint presentation to parents of a First Holy Communion class has been granted a temporary leave.

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Madison, Wis. — Bishop Robert Morlino is trying to quell a backlash against some conservative priests in Platteville by warning parishioners that they risk the possibility of being barred from sacraments such as communion, confession and burial.

Dublin, Ireland -- A group of Catholic nuns, priests and lay people wore gags yesterday as they demonstrated outside the office of the Pope's envoy to Ireland to protest at the Vatican's silencing of several dissident priests.

Letter to the editor -- Diocesan leaders and laity should collaborate on reopening of Catholic parishes by Bob Kloos, former vice president of Endangered Catholics, Cleveland

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