Morning Briefing

Cardinal Francis George on the defensive: Chicago archdiocese prepares for release of historical files on sex abuse

At least 6 schools in Chicago archdiocese slated to close

Report: Vatican refuses to extradite Polish archbishop accused of child sex abuse in the Dominican Republic

Loss of vice principal sparks student outcry at Seattle Catholic school

Seattle high school administers 'a vaccine against faith' by Jamie Manson

The HHS Mandate: If the church is going to remain relevant, it's going to have to woman-up. by Christina Pesoli

Massillon, Ohio -- St. Barbara's choir director Fred Berens to retire after 47 years His favorite piece to sing: ‘Ave Maria’

Cali, Colombia -- Archbishop leads prayer march in protest against wave of killings

NCR columnist Michael Sean Winters chided me yesterday for posting a link to Jamie Stiehm's commentary "The Catholic Supreme Courts' War on Women." He wasn't alone: Old-School Attacks on Catholic Church Don't Belong in 2014 and No Room in Polite Society for Anti-Catholic Contempt

Sri Lanka Military refutes allegations made by catholic bishops in the North that the military used cluster munitions and chemical weapons during the final stages of the war.

Atlanta, Ga. -- Photo inspires look back at era when Catholic schools desegregated

We're expecting new cardinals to be named any day now, but as I began morning briefing this morning, no word yet. Here are some thoughts from Fr. Tom Reese: Who are going to be the new cardinals?

The Wolf of Wall Street: The 'culture of prosperity' by Phyllis Zagano

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.

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