Morning Briefing

Missouri's top court orders St. Louis archdiocese to name accused priests

New Column by Sr. Chris Schenk: This Valentine's Day, celebrate the courageous type of love

Graphic of the week: America’s Growing Religious Diversity from Public Religion Research Institute

UN report criticizes Vatican child protection record

Negative tone of UN report takes Vatican by surprise

Explore Pope Francis' environmental encyclical. Receive our FREE readers' guide when you sign up for the weekly Eco Catholic email.

Commentary: The UN squandered a chance to say something decisive about child sexual abuse in the Catholic church

Kottayam, India -- Catholic Bishops' meet calls for inter-faith dialogue

Butte, Mont. -- Unwed Catholic school teacher fired over pregnancy

Press release: Legionaries of Christ elect new leaders

An interview with Phyllis Tickle: The Holy Ghost heresy

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Pencil Preaching is a blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.

Daily Bread is a series of 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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