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
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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
Looking 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.