Morning Briefing

Obama speaks on Syria amid diplomatic push

Syria conflict: France to float tough UN resolution

Cardinal recently back from Middle East speaks of Syrian refugees' struggle

Vatican's full-court press on Syria a remembrance of things past

Canada -- Landmark priest sexual abuse trial opens in Quebec City

Bishop Morrie remembers Bishop Lucker by Michael Leach

Limburg, Germany -- Vatican looks into German 'luxury bishop' charges

Los Angeles -- Priest recalls LA flight after abuse confession

New York Times yesterday: The Pope Gets on the Line, and Everyone Is Talking

NCR Aug. 23: Telephone etiquette for 'the cold-call pope'

Washington Post yesterday: Liberation theology finds new welcome in Pope Francis’ Vatican

NCR Sept. 5: Key Vatican bishop signals detente on disputed theology

Albany, N.Y., diocese sued in Vermont court

St. Louis -- Breakaway Polish parish mulls joining the Episcopalians

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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