Morning Briefing

United Kingdom -- MP demands female justice minister, after rape comments. Justice Secretary appeared to suggest that some rapes were less serious than others.

As South Africa Reels from Mine Shootings, Social Inequality Threatens to Undo the Post-Apartheid ‘Miracle’

Election 2012 -- Will anyone say "Mormon" at the Republican convention?

Election 2012 -- Catholic medical school affiliates with hospital censured by bishop

Philly Catholic high schools to be managed by a private foundation

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The Catholic Hispanic Leadership Alliance has applied Catholic social teaching to issues that will shape the upcoming presidential election in a new voter's guide. According to the group's analysis, President Obama scores 17.4 percent, Mitt Romney 52.2 percent.

Controversy Over Shanghai Bishop Continues to Brew

Election 2012 -- William McBurn in WSJ: Social Justice and Ryan the Heretic. Church liberals launch an odd line of attack against a free-market champion.

Fort Worth Roman Catholic Diocese settles sexual abuse case. No terms released.

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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