Morning Briefing

Los Angeles -- Youth Day 2013 kicks off LA Congress with music, Mass

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila: Papabile of the Day: The Men Who Could Be Pope

Los Angeles -- Cardinal Roger Mahony has made it clear that he plans to attend the upcoming conclave to elect a new pope. His decision has received widespread criticism.

LGBT Catholics hope for future papal dialogue after Benedict's resignation

Commentary -- Tulane must recognize Ash Wednesday for Catholic students

Hawaii -- lleged sex abuse victims sue Catholic Diocese

Maryland -- Episcopal Congregation Votes to Join Catholic Church

German bishops agree Catholic hospitals can prescribe emergency contraception to rape victims

NCR world headquarters is at the epicenter: Winter storm threatens 20 states, 60 million residents

Toledo, Ohio -- A local priest convicted of murdering a nun more than 30 years ago will not be getting a new trial. At least not now.

8th-grader’s t-shirt with abstinence message deemed “inappropriate” by school. She got it at Christian conference.


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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