Morning Briefing

Sammamish, Wash. -- Catholic students protest gay vice principal's resignation

Catholic League Seeks To ID The Archbishop’s Alleged Victim. Catholic League President Bill Donahue: “Nienstedt has been the subject of a non-stop crusade orchestrated by enemies of the Catholic Church. The time has come when people need to fight back.”

Pope Francis draws crowds 4 times larger than Benedict

St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese -- 5 priests suspected in ’02 were left off archdiocese's list

Commentary: Why the Pope is shaking up bishops By Alice L. Laffey

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Does Pope Francis Have a Woman Problem? By Barbie Latza Nadeau

Report: Growth of Catholic Hospitals Threatens Women’s Health

Commentary: Which is the real Catholic Church? By Msgr. M. Francis Mannion

Sen. Harry Reid calls for Redskins to change name

News from earlier in the week that you may have missed:

Leading LGBTQ magazine The Advocate names Pope Francis Person of the Year calling him the "single most influential person for 2013 on the lives of LGBT people"

Related Article: 9 Catholics Who Need to Listen to the Pope "While Pope Francis's attitude toward LGBT people may be a little more laissez-faire, some of his followers aren't getting the message."

San Isidro diocese, Argentina -- Diocese apologizes for pedophile priest. Reaches financial settlement with four victims, seven years after priest was jailed.

Gallup, N.M. -- Gallup diocese bankruptcy raises question of how many more victims there are. Bankruptcy process halts victims' lawyers discovery process; depositions halted and sealed.

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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