Mid-morning Briefing

Catholic Churches of western Montana: Future of parishes uncertain in wake of bankruptcy

Kansas City, Mo. -- Some critics see a local role in Uganda’s anti-gay fervor

Newark, N.J. -- Newark Catholics said to be withholding funds from archdiocses Archbishop's pricey retirement home spurs backlash

Letter to the editor: Archbishop's residence shouldn't discourage Catholic charity

The Pope and Ukrainian Catholic bishops have issued urgent appeals to all Catholics Prayers after violence, deaths in Ukraine

Dublin, Ireland -- Mary McAleese urges Pope Francis to give women a greater say

A leading Mormon voice for ordaining women into the LDS priesthood said the Internet has revolutionized Mormon feminism

Salina, Kansas -- Bishop endorses National Catholic Sisters Week and timed to be a part of Women’s History Month. Want more information about the week: Inaugural Catholic Sisters Week set for March

More on National Catholic Sisters Week: The daily paper in Watertown, S.D. ran a notice (though you need a subscription read the full account) and The St. Louis Review has a very nice write up. (No subscription requited.)

And speaking of Catholic Sister, The Chicago Tribune carred the story of Sr. Peg Ivers in Chicago: Fighting to be heard amid church’s silence

Papua New Guinea's Catholic Bishops Conference is again appealing for the Australian and PNG governments to close the asylum seeker detention centre on Manus Island.

PP-header_with-outline.jpgLooking 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:

Pencil 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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