Morning Briefing

Peoria, Ill. and Newark, N.J. -- Church pays $1.35 million in suit alleging Newark archbishop protected abuser in Illinois

‘Mystery Priest’ from Mo. accident scene steps forward

Part II of John Allen's analysis: Looking toward the 'Francis revolution' still to come

Vatican religious prefect: Gender inequality exists in church Cardinal João Braz de Aviz addresses women religious

Warsaw, Poland -- Ousted Polish priest takes his case to Rome a sad chapter in Poland's Catholic anti-Semitism

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Warsaw, Poland -- Committee delivers report 'Property of the Catholic Church in Poland in the years 1918 - 2012' to Polish bishops' conference

Altoona, Wis. (Diocese of La Crosse) -- Church might boot Boy Scouts over allowing gay members

East Hartford, Conn. -- Be “Crazy” For The Lord – Ghanaian Catholics in USA Told

Man leaves part of estate to Rocky and Toowoomba dioceses

Nova Scotia, Canada -- The Diocese of Antigonish is beginning a review process to decide which of its 62 churches it can afford to operate

Sebewaing, Mich. -- More than 400 rally outside church were bishop was celebrating Mass. Area Catholics and others are disappointed by the directive to divide parishes into parish (main), additional use and occasional use churches.

Michael Sean Winters says: Bishops Must Respond to Attacks on CRS, CCHD & CCUSA

of St. Petersburg, Fla. steps up to the plate: I am convinced that many so called Pro-Life groups are not really pro-life but merely anti-abortion. And, this is a big one, priests don’t like unfair attacks on things they highly value and esteem, like the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Catholic Charities and Catholic Relief Services.

NCR Editorial: Becoming a 'messy' church under Pope Francis

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