Morning Briefing

Election 2012 -- Mitt Romney, Barack Obama face off for the first time tonight

Election 2012 -- Iowa: Ryan courts Catholics during Dubuque stop, It's doubtful targeting will shift race's dynamics, politics prof says

Election 2012 -- Illinois: Paprocki doesn't back down from political statements

Philippines defies church to push family planning

As the Supreme Court revisits the use of race in college admissions next week, critics of affirmative action are hopeful the justices will roll back the practice.

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes deportations bill that Calif. bishops backed

Milwaukee, Wis. -- Documentary details abuse of deaf boys in Catholic boarding school

Missouri priest's lawyers want SNAP held in contempt of court

Commentary -- How to find community in a church in schism by Brendan Walsh

Great Barrier Reef has lost half its corals since 1985, new study says

CR'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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