Morning Briefing

California -- Catholic Diocese of Stockton to move forward on bankruptcy claim

Commentary: Stockton makes its grand entrance to the Bankruptcy Ball by Joelle Casteix

As inquiry gets under way in Northern Ireland, advocates advise: Extend child abuse inquiry to England and Wales

$16M settlement OK'd between New Rochelle's Christian Brothers, sex abuse victims

Dating advice received from the pulpit is well-intentioned, but in practice, it may not work out the way women want. by Mariam Williams

South Sudan Catholics launch 21 days of fasting and prayers for peace

Ekiti, Nigeria -- Bishop Felix Ajakaye says God has not forsaken Nigeria, the people of the country should learn to promote peaceful co-existence

Pope Francis should consider the church's outdated annulment process By Fr. Peter Daly

Federal spending bill calls for $520B for Pentagon

Senate struggling to craft compromise on jobless benefits

Republican Millionaire Has A Compelling Case For A $12 Minimum Wage, And He’s Taking It Directly To California Voters

Photographs connect inmates in solitary confinement to outside world

Book Review: A review of Catholic Progressives in England after Vatican II by Jay P.Corrin (2013, University of Notre Dame Press)

Mesa, Ariz. -- Mesa church dedicates morning mass to migrant deaths

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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