Morning Briefing

House Speaker John Boehner is under fierce attack from conservatives in the blogosphere and on Twitter over his “purge” of several conservatives from top congressional committees.

Opinion: Tax Deduction Limits May Trim Deficits, but Not Easily

Philippines Fears Typhoon Death Toll Will Climb

Vatican strips Austria's reform priest of 'monsignor' title

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.

Lancaster: Bishop asks people to 'hit the reset button' this Advent Every parish church open Wednesday 7-8 pm with priests waiting to hear confessions.

Deported Catholic priest seeks return to Zambia

Church guard, two aides rob priest, seek blessings before fleeing on his 2-wheeler

Australia -- Priest who resigned last year over his support for women priests offered $5000 in severence. Ministered for Melbourne archdiocese 32 years

Ireland: Priests accused of sexual abuse want their accusers identified and allegations against them in writing, says Association of Catholic Priests.

Ireland’s Catholic bishops will issue a statement later today outlining their response to the report of the expert group on abortion.

Maine's Catholic diocese in full compliance with child-protection policies

New Zealand archbishop to become Anglican ambassador to Rome

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