Morning Briefing

Read and listen: Catholic Bishops Call For Protests Over Government Overreach, William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, and NCR's John Allen appear on NPR program "Here & Now."

NCR editorial: Consolation on LCWR rings hollow in unhealthy church

North Carolina's ban on gay marriage sparks cheers, jeers

Election 2012 -- Republican Party's Latino outreach off to a stumbling start

Philippines -- Catholic radio broadcaster killed; media watchdog, church urge justice

Check out our newest column: The Gospel of Sports.

Philadelphia -- Defense says clergy-abuse trial veering far from charges against Catholic official

Philadelphia -- The church official responsible for handling child sexual-abuse complaints for more than a decade had little to no training on how to conduct the sensitive investigations, a jury heard Monday.

Saskatoon, Canada -- After parental complaints, schools establish committee to draft rules on what music and media will be available doing school hours. Parents had objected to pop radio played on school bus.

Clinton, Iowa -- An openly gay student at Prince of Peace Catholic School in Clinton says the school is refusing to allow a representative of Iowa’s Matthew Shepard Scholarship program to present his $40,000 award during an upcoming school awards ceremony.

Omaha, Nebr. -- Archdiocese may create Catholic schools system. It worked well in Dubuque and Waterloo, Iowa.

Minnesota dioceses pony up to pay for traditional marriage amendment campaign.

Ireland -- The Irish Catholic newspaper has been purchased in a management buy-out. The newspaper was founded in 1888 and sells about 22,000 copies each week.

Catholic Bishops Slam Proposed GOP Budget Cuts as 'Immoral'

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