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Syria massacre leaves 200 dead. With video.

This item on yesterday's Morning Briefing -- Arlington Diocese parishioners question need for fidelity oath. Religious ed teachers resign -- drew a lot of attention. Here are three:

Belfast, Northern Ireland -- Riots follow token Protestant parade past a militant Catholic area, an annual confrontation that has triggered street fights for four straight years.

Opinion: Why Hispanics Don't Like Catholic Education by Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

Explore Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family with our free study guide.

Republican AGs push to block health care law’s birth control rule despite Supreme Court ruling

Interim leader of Egyptian Catholic Copts is hopeful after election

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh is preparing to expand its Free Health Care Center downtown. State’s decision in May to end routine dental coverage for adult Medicaid recipients may further spur use of the clinic.

Green Bay, Wis. -- Diocese seeks relief from clergy sex abuse verdict. says its First Amendment rights protect it from liability in a civil lawsuit filed by two childhood victims of clergy sex abuse.

Legion, Regnum Christi to engage in 'joint reflection' toward new rules

NCR's sister publication, Celebration, posts reflections on each day's Scripture reading. Here's a link: celebrationpublications.org/dailybread. You may want to bookmark it. It's a great way to begin the day.

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