Morning Briefing

Dominican official cites proof as Vatican envoy pedophilia case explodes -- A deacon in an eastern region diocese has confessed to "pimping" minors for the senior prelate as well as of being his sexual partner.

Hopes for church reform rest on Pope Francis' gang of eight by Thomas Reese

The wounds will not heal if the teachings remain the same by Jamie Manson

GOP Eyes a New Fiscal Prize With Health-Law Push In this fall's fiscal showdowns, the long-held Republican goal of extracting spending cuts and other deficit-reduction measures has been eclipsed by the party's drive to stop the federal health care law.

Court Upholds 50-Year Jail Term in Sierra Leone War Crimes Case

George H.W. Bush a witness at same-sex wedding in Maine

Chaput offers reassurance after pope's comments -- One priest wrote Chaput, saying it appeared Francis viewed priests "who are serious about moral issues as being small-minded."

Pa. lawmakers push for extending statute of limitations for child sex abuse victims

Stockton, Calif. -- Priest goes on leave, has to choose between the priesthood and marrying the mother of his child.

Madison, Wis. -- Diocese to move out of headquarters. Former seminary to become rental housing.

Australia -- Catholic diocese assures parliamentary inquiry that mistakes of the past won't be repeated.

Russellville, Ark. -- Pinwheels for Peace at St. John Catholic

Franciscan-based peace group launches Campaign Nonviolence

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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