Morning Briefing

These bishops of ours. Just when you think you got 'em figured out, they pull things like this:

Even the Canadians bishops are involved: Two Vancouver bishops (1 Anglican, 1 RC) speak to Metro Vancouver Alliance, a coalition of faith, labor and community groups devoted to “finding common ground” and working for “the common good.”

But you can always count on Bill to bring us all down: Catholic League President Furious After St. Patrick’s Day Parade Boycotts. He is boycotting Guinness and Heineken.

Portland, Maine -- Churches to hold mill workers' benefit in Cape Elizabeth. 200 workers laid off since December.

Catholics around the world pray for peace in Syria

Detroit Catholic priest accused of stealing charitable funds due in court today

The Lenten Longings program: Parishioners lean on Scripture, each other to guide them through Lent

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales: Child protection office being moved from Birmingham to 'in house' at conference headquarters in London. Also, Vatican fails approve the conference's child protection procedures.

PP-header_with-outline.jpgLooking for 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 a blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.

DailyBreadBanner.jpgDaily 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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