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If the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) refuses to submit to the Holy See’s reforms the Vatican will no longer recognise it as an official representative of Sisters in the United States, canon lawyers have told the National Catholic Reporter.

The New York Times, Emily Reimer-Barry, the New Yorker, Omar Gutierrez, Jeff Mirus, Melinda Henneberger and Elizabeth Scalia comment on the Vatican’s action against the LCWR.

The Archdiocese of Hanoi has called for an investigation into a brutal assault on a priest.

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The Toronto Catholic District School Board has voted to eliminate bottled water from its schools.

Kathryn Lopez is disappointed with Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s write-up in the 2012 Time 100 list.

Blogger Bonchamps names “two things conservative Catholics should stop doing”.

And American Bishop Michael Bransfield, president of the Papal Foundation, reveals what’s on Pope Benedict’s charitable “wish list”.

The next Morning Catholic must-reads will be on Monday, May 7

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