Morning Briefing

Catholic College Identity: Students and administrators at Ave Maria University and Georgetown University debate the issue. Watch the video, read the transcript.

Parish reflects on anniversary of disaster: Surviving Superstorm Sandy with grit and wit

Philippines: Aid offered to repair damaged Catholic churches in Bohol, Cebu

Pope Francis breathes new life into Bernardin's contested legacy

Kansas City, Mo. -- Catholic priest Ratigan pleads guilty once again in child porn case

Commentary: Restoring the image of the priest: the church has cleaned up its act by J.J. Steinhoff

Austin, Texas -- Parish installs water spigot to making drinking water easily available to homeless

Limburg, Germany -- German 'Bishop of Bling's multimillion euro mansion to be used to serve needy. Residence turned into a refugee center or a soup kitchen for the homeless

Catholic co-chairman of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission says the ban on Anglicans receiving Roman Catholic Holy Communion could be relaxed.

Texas Hunting Club Auctioning off Permit to Hunt Endangered Rhino

Gay marriage foes change their tactics, but not their tune

Dozens of Saudi Arabian women drive cars on day of protest against ban

@Pontifex: Pope Francis Twitter followers top 10 million

Queen of Jordan sponsors conference on Christian women in Middle East

Syrian refugees: More than 50 percent of women seeking aid from Caritas Lebanon, the partner agency of Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf), have told social workers they have been sexually abused.

Defense of family must not justify women's oppression, speakers say

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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