Morning Briefing

Pope Francis continues to take the world by storm. This week (Wanna buy five copies for my mother) The cover of the Rolling Stone

Hartford, Conn. -- 'Meth priest' was dealing meth in 2009

Philadelphia, Pa. -- Prosecutor appeals to restore church official's conviction in landmark abuse case Monsignor William Lynn case back before court

You have to click through and see this photograph: Giant boulder crashes through farm house owned by Servites in Tramin in northern Italy.

Boston: Archdiocese says Catholic Appeal raised $15.2m More than a million over the year before

Nuns question Catholic opposition to Affordable Care Act

Ireland -- Bishop of Kilmore asks court to dismiss suit against him and Cardinal Sean Brady

British Bishops struggle with immigration laws: Catholic Church's 'grave fears' over Immigration Bill's housing implications

New Muslim Ms. Marvel Doesn't Drink, Date Or Eat Bacon

Pope: Women should play expanded role in Church

'Humanity for All: A Pastoral Letter on Men' (draft) by Phyllis Zagano

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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