Morning Briefing

 |  NCR Today

Supreme Court lacks interest in Catholic Worker's free speech argument

Minn. archdiocese to reveal accused priests' names -- The archdiocese said 92 parishes have had at least one accused priest assigned to them at some point. That's nearly half of the 188 parishes in the archdiocese.

Fast-food strikes return amid push for wage hikes

OPINION: Pope Francis Is the Catholic Church's Obama - God Help Us by Adam Shaw

Francis gives other denominations a case of 'pope envy’

NCR-Podcast-logo_web.jpgListen to the latest episode of the NCR podcast.

Wagin, Australia -- St. Joseph Catholic Parish held its annual Christmas barbecue after a 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday. The event was made possible by Father Matt, who changed the normal Mass time to allow for the barbecue lunch to follow the Mass.

Did you see the competing columns on priestly celibacy? NYT's Bill Keller wrote about it: Sex and the Single Priest. Jesuit Fr. Jim Martin replied: Beware: Non-Celibates Writing about Celibacy

The Group of 8 Cardinals meeting -- Vatican: Cardinals' group expects curial reform to be long process

Archbishop Pietro Parolin, who took over as the Vatican's secretary of state Oct. 15, speaks to press, says change will come to his office

Zimbabwe’s bishops say country more polarized than before elections

10 whales dead, dozens stranded in Everglades

PP-header_with-outline.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.

DailyBreadBanner.jpgDaily 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.

Support independent reporting on important issues.

 One family graphic_2016_250x103.jpg


NCR Comment code: (Comments can be found below)

Before you can post a comment, you must verify your email address at
Comments from unverified email addresses will be deleted.

  • Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea will be deleted. NCR reserves the right to close comment threads when discussions are no longer productive.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate.

For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page.

For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page.

Commenting is available during business hours, Central time, USA. Commenting is not available in the evenings, over weekends and on holidays. More details are available here. Comments are open on NCR's Facebook page.



NCR Email Alerts


In This Issue

June 16-29, 2017