Morning Briefing

Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller Pope taps German theologian to head orthodoxy post

John Allen Reports: German friend of liberation theologian named Vatican doctrinal czar

Peña Nieto: A former governor on the path to Mexico's presidency

Philippines wants U.S. spy plane help in China dispute

Australia -- Catholic church faces fresh allegations of ignoring child abuse

Savannah, Ga. -- Catholics celebrate Faith and Freedom Mass in Forsyth Park

Iowa -- Catholics walk in Des Moines for religious freedom

Cleveland -- Catholic’s Fortnight for Freedom continues through Wednesday

Charlotte, N.C. -- Jugis: Pray to end birth-control rule, Charlotte bishop assails part of health reform law upheld by Supreme Court

Opinion -- 'Fortnight for Freedom': One more reason to be an ex-Catholic

Springfield, Ill. -- Newly ordained married priest a rarity in local diocese

Virginia -- Nuns on the Bus tour visits Richmond

Commentary -- Supreme Court’s health-care decision: Two Catholic cheers by Steve Schneck

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