Morning Briefing

Today is the 34th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Below is a video by Michael Glen Bell and Duane W.H. Arnold of that tells Romero's story in music.

Ignatian Solidarity Network offers this video interview with the artists, Michael Glen Bell and Duane W.H. Arnold

File this one under, "Why am I not surprised?": Bill Donohue Pulls Out of Gay Pride March

Consider this as the president and the pope prepare to meet: The Catholic Roots of Obama’s Activism

Kochi, India -- Two Catholic priests, altar boy arrested in seminary murder

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Vatican City -- A mood of fear has gripped the Vatican following budget cuts

John Thavis, author of The Vatican Diaries, the old guard at the Vatican which encompasses much of the Curia, and they've lost control of the papacy.

England: A high-profile Catholic priest has been suspended after an investigation discovered he was in a sham ‘gay marriage’ to help a Pakistani immigrant stay in Britain.

Detroit -- Catholics weigh in on the debate over the legalization of same-sex marriage. (video)

Werner Jeanrond, a former pupil of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, said the church must drop 'moralising statements' about the ideal family set-up and get used to single parent 'patchwork' households

Ready for the next stage: Australian church's quiet revolution 'had to happen'

Australia: Cardinal George Pell faces angry protesters at abuse commission

Cleveland -- The "Mass Mobs" movement makes appearance in Cleveland.

Analysis: Why churches should brace for a mass exodus of the faithful -- The more conservative churches, anyway by Damon Linker

God’s banker: The Banco Ambrosiano affair: what happened to Roberto Calvi?

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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