Morning Briefing

Libya May Buck Arab Spring Trend And Elect Moderate Prime Minister

Egyptian parliament convenes in defiance of generals

Same-sex marriage -- Pros and cons and some incentive to get off the fence

Katie Holmes Returns To Catholic Church, registering as a parishioner at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York City.

The Philippines -- Catholic Church seeks to lure back prodigal children

Dublin, Ireland -- Lay Catholic group takes on reform See related story below.

A steering group which is planning a lay organisation seeking reform in the Catholic Church is to organise regional meetings in Ireland for next month and September ahead of a proposed general meeting later in the autumn.

Chinese bishop placed in isolation after quitting government post

"Today we suffer from the ecclesiastical side sometimes a false perfectionism." Christopher Gillibrand translates a controversial interview given by Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Berlin to Die Zeit. (H/T: Kuke Coppen, Catholic Herald)

Kenner, La. -- Kenner man asks Obama about health care law's impact on Catholic beliefs

A most intriguing story: Busted at Mass: What I learned after getting caught crashing Catholic mass. by Gordon Dalbey

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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