Morning Briefing

The much anticipated encyclical: Pope unlikely to sway Catholic Republicans in Congress on climate change

Will Party doctrine trump church doctrine? Qnly 21 percent of Republican Catholics believe in human-caused climate change, compared to 69 percent of Democratic Catholics.

Webathon 2015: Is NCR a smorgasbord or a stew?

There are an estimated 16.7 million refugees in the world. Unchosen itinerancy: Displaced persons and the tentativeness of life by Dominican Sister Marcelline Koch

NCR Editorial: Bishop Finn's resignation is a bitter but necessary reckoning

Bill Clinton Defends His Foundation's Foreign Money

Interesting piece from a student newspaper: D.C.'s lagging economy magnifies local universities' revenue shortfalls (Read all the way to bottom for some corrections.)

Letter carriers throughout the country will be collecting nonperishable food donations Saturday, May 9, for the National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Le Moyne students, faculty ask college to remove Cardinal Dolan as commencement speaker

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- More reactions to Le Moyne commencement controversy (Your letters)

Irish vote on May 22 Catholic bishops urge 'No' vote in Republic of Ireland's marriage equality referendum and Voting No to same-sex marriage is not homophobic, say bishops

Tracy Kemme, a novice with the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, writes about A woman comes “with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment of nard.”

Editorial from St. George, Utah, newspaper The Spectrum: In Our View: Thanks to Bishop Wester

Commentary: Pope affirmed support of the work of American nuns by Joan Quigley

Omaha, Nebraska -- Students at V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School are speaking out in support of an English teacher and speech team coach who was told his contract would not be renewed after he informed the school he was engaged to his boyfriend.


Looking for a little inspiration to begin your day? NCR's sister publication, Celebration, gives you two options, both based on the Scripture readings of the day:

PP-header_with-outline.jpgPencil Preaching is blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.

DailyBreadBanner.jpgDaily Bread is a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings. Daily Bread is intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned Scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world. It's a great way to begin the day.


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