Morning Briefing

New Jersey -- Retired Roman Catholic Priest Weds Gay N.J. Couples; He'll marry partner too

St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Former Minnesota archdiocesan official shines a light on failures

St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Head of abuse survivor network urges criminal charges for priests

St. Cloud, Minn. -- Actions, not words needed on clergy abuse allegations

NCR's newest columnist: Hypocrisy or grace understood? by Mariam Williams

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Vatican official: Pope's Twitter account teaches us about authority

Francis: 'Attachment to money destroys'

Do Bishops Run Your Hospital? The Catholic church is making health care decisions for more and more Americans -- whether they know it or not.

Catholic Diocese of Richmond rebounds from past -- 22 seminarians preparing for ordination

Germany media call him "Bishop Bling" -- Pope deliberates on Limburg bishop's fate

San Jose, Calif. -- Bishop McGrath urges anti-trafficking awareness; seminars inform parish, school personnel

Manila, Philippines -- Reconstruction of quake-hit churches to start in 2014

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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