Morning Briefing

Syria: Putin calls Kerry a liar -- Things aren't exactly warming up between the Obama administration and Vladimir Putin, even as President Barack Obama arrives in St. Petersburg for the G-20 summit.

Syria: Iran will support Syria 'to the end': military chief

Syria: China backs Russia on Syria at G20 (This link may require registration.)

Syria: Scotland's Catholic bishops back appeal for Syrian refugees

Pope Francis renews his appeal for peace in Syria: ‘May a powerful cry for peace go up from every land!’

Lubbock, Texas -- Bishop Rodríguez joins Pope Francis' call for prayer for Syria

Long Island Catholics asked to join Pope Francis to pray for peace in Syria

Boston -- Lawyer releases new list of alleged Catholic church abusers

Narragansett, R.I. -- Rhode Island man sues Catholic, Episcopal churches over bell-ringing

St. Louis -- No longer Roman Catholic, St. Stanislaus looks for a denomination to join

Chicago -- Ex-priest convicted of abuse accused in new lawsuit

Oslo, Norway -- The Number of Catholics in Norway is Increasing. In eight years, registered members grew from 42,000 to 110,000. Ninety percent are migrants and refugees.

Domestic Violence Victim Fired From Teaching Sues Diocese of San Diego

Parenting: Study Says Yelling Is As Hurtful as Hitting

Pope Francis calls for prayer and fasting for peace in Syria

Study: Older women living longer, but gap between rich, poor countries growing

PP-header2.jpgLooking for an 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 that Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines scripture and sketching to reflect on the word.

Daily Bread is a series 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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