Morning Briefing

Deal struck at UN Security Council on Syria chemical-weapons resolution

Pakistan bomb victims are 'martyrs,' says Anglican head -- "They were testifying their faith in Jesus by going to church."

Editorial: House GOP rants its way past fiscal problem

Iran, U.S. Launch Nuclear Talks -- 'Good start' seen; big hurdles ahead

Differing on pope’s message: Some cheer openness, others stress doctrine

Commentary: Pope Francis and the church’s new attitude by Sally Quinn

Commentary: Pope Francis, the radical in the Vatican by Kathleen Parker

Chicago charities work to fill gap left by loss of bishops' funding

Billy Graham’s grandson: Evangelicals ‘worse’ than Catholic church on sex abuse

A Dutch Jesuit in the besieged Syrian city of Homs said those who remain are facing shortages of food and fuel -- even abandoned homes have no food left.

Louvain, Belgium -- Damien Project to repurpose shuttered seminary

Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland rejects Catholic hospital chain's merger plans

Pinconning, Mich. -- Parishioners meet with Bishop to address concerns about Diocese reorganization (Video) Also seen this?: Bishop Gives No Comment

Climate Panel Says Upper Limit on Emissions Is Nearing

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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