Morning Briefing

Bourgeois disinvited from SNAP Philadelphia fundraiser

Vatican's asset manager submits to outside audit

Confused about all the hat switching the pope seems to be doing? From CNS: Presto change-oh! It’s the skullcap swap

Pope Francis met this morning at the Vatican with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. 

The cardinal of Lima, Peru, is criticizing the Vatican for opening up to liberation theology, asking the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to "be more prudent."

This week, we celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of our podcast, NCR in Conversation. Catch the latest episode here.

From the U.K.: Britain nuclear deal opens door to Chinese ownership

President Barack Obama signed the bill ending the federal government shutdown at about 12:25 a.m. Eastern time. A shutdown wrap-up:

Catholics team up with interfaith organizations to conserve environment

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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