Morning Briefing

Election 2012 -- Mitt Romney trying to shift away from attacks, back to economy

Election 2012 -- Beyonce and Jay-Z to raise funds for Obama

Lincoln's Bruskewitz resigns, Denver auxiliary to replace him

Pope Arrives in Lebanon With Message of Peace. John Allen's reports from Lebanon will be arriving within the hour.

U.S. braces for new violence over anti-Muslim film

Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell: Odd-couple allies But behind the scenes, they are methodically forming a tight-knit alliance to bridge the divide between the sparring factions of their party, an effort that could boost their own political careers in the process.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Legionaries of Christ

Catholic social programs foster Christian-Muslim understanding in Egypt

Leading Catholic nuns to address FutureChurch event. Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 at Windows on the River in downtown Cleveland.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil -- More internal strife has arisen in the breakaway Catholic Society of St. Pius X, after Bishop Richard Williamson made an unapproved visit to a large group in Brazil.

Toledo, Ohio -- Woman advances in quest for priesthood

Philadelphia, Pa., -- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has partnered with the Catholic publisher Our Sunday Visitor to replace its shuttered newspaper with a special local edition of OSV Newsweekly. .In June the archdiocese announced the shutdown of its 117-year-old newspaper The Catholic Standard and Times.

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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