The Morning Dispatch: Catholic Bishops Vote to Clarify Church Teaching

Happy Monday! What a great weekend of playoff basketball. Congratulations to readers (and Dispatch interns) who root for the Milwaukee Bucks or Atlanta Hawks.

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi won the presidency over the weekend in an election featuring uncharacteristically low turnout after several candidates dropped out or were otherwise disqualified. He was sanctioned by the United States in 2019 for his role in Iranian executions dating back decades.

  • Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough announced Saturday that the VA plans to reverse its 2013 ban on offering gender-reassignment surgery for veterans through its health care coverage.

  • Jon Rahm, 26,  won the U.S. Open on Sunday, marking his first major victory on the PGA Tour.

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