Morning Briefing

Advent with NCR: O Compassionate God, O Radiant Dawn -- Daily reflections

South Africa -- World leaders join singing crowds for Mandela memorial

Providence, R.I. -- Bishop Tobin: Mandela's support for abortion 'shameful'

Mourning Nelson Mandela at South Africa's biggest Catholic church (Video)

Australia -- Royal Commission on child sex abuse: 'No justice' in Towards Healing, the Catholic church's institutional response to abuse

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

Collegeville, Minn. -- St. John's Abbey releases list of likely 18 sexual abusers -- Nine are monks living at Saint John's Abbey under supervised safety plans, seven monks are deceased and two men no longer are connected to the abbey.

Kansas City, Mo. -- Former altar boy, clergy sex abuse survivor sues Catholic League for religious and civil rights, alleges defamation

Washington -- Letter signed by interfaith leaders urges Congress to pass gun control laws

Catholic high school fires teacher who applied for gay marriage license

Calls to hike minimum wage echo long-standing Catholic social teaching

Francis supports campaign to end global hunger

Pope Francis is not a standard-bearer for the right or the left

Louisville, Ky. -- Catholic women ordained priest and deacons

The ACLU is suing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Debate Over Catholic Directives That Affect 13 Percent of US Hospitals


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.

Just $5 a month supports NCR's independent Catholic journalism.

We are committed to keeping our online journalism open and available to as many readers as possible. To do that, we need your help. Join NCR Forward, our new membership program.


Looking for comments?

We've suspended comments on for a while. If you missed that announcement, learn more about our decision here.