Morning Briefing

Forensic Details in U.N. Report Point to Assad’s Use of Gas

Bickering over U.S.-Russian deal focuses on possible punishment for Syria

Obama clears way for non-lethal aid to Syrian rebels

Minneapolis -- Reform group denied seat at Archbishop Nienstedt’s financial meeting

Zamboanga City, Philippines -- Government forces have launched major offensives on four fronts in the southern province of Basilan as they attempt to inflict a final defeat on rebel fighters of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

Kolkata, India -- Catholic rickshaw pullers observe Faith Year

Newcastle, Australia -- As Royal Commission on sex abuse of children opens public hearings, new prime minister pledges full support

Wellington, New Zealand -- Roman Catholic Church has accepted as valid five new complaints of child abuse by priests and other officials in New Zealand

Pope Francis extols 'gift of tears'

Happy birthday, Occupy! As the two-year anniversary of "Occupy" approaches, Robert Reich explores Occupy's failures and what happens next.

Pauline nuns stress "inhabiting" Internet

Sister Teresa Forcades: Europe's most radical nun -- She is one of Europe's most influential left-wing public intellectuals. This year, thousands have joined her anti-capitalist movement.

Book reveiw: Tony Flannery's 'Question of Conscience'

Bishop, District Attorney, Speak on Parish Finance Investigation (Video)

Philadelphia -- Archdiocese orders 13 more parishes to begin self-study. Parish futures are at stake.

Scientists Produce New World Map, Identifying Areas Most Susceptible To Climate Change

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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