Morning Briefing

Former Commander of U.S. Nuclear Forces Calls for Large Cut in Warheads. General Cartwright said that the United States’ nuclear deterrence could be guaranteed with a total arsenal of 900 warheads, and with only half of them deployed at any one time. Even those in the field would be taken off hair triggers, requiring 24 to 72 hours for launching, to reduce the chance of accidental war.

USCCB joins in petition asking US to change 'outdated' nuclear policy

Washington’s Catholic archbishop, Georgetown president spar over graduation invitation to Kathleen Sebelius

Catholic college drops health plan over contraception mandate

Catholic bishops reject Obama accommodation on birth control mandate, urge new rules

Obama 'accommodation' offers no fundamental change, USCCB attorneys say

Most Catholics support same-sex relationships: poll

Commentary: Bible not the rule book on gay marriage

Appleton, Wis. -- Green Bay Roman Catholic diocese trial under way

Cleveland, Ohio -- Bishop Lennon meets with parishioners to discuss reopening closed churches

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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