Morning Briefing

 |  NCR Today

Bend, Ore. -- Removed Oregon pastor scheduled to meet with bishop

Judge warns against delays in Gallup, N.M., bankruptcy case

World Vision reverses course on same-sex marriage policy

Commentary -- The mentally ill are our lepers by Melissa Musick Nussbaum

A mysterious new anti-abortion group with ties to conservative pundit Erick Erickson has warned Georgia Right to Life, the state's oldest pro-life group , that it aims to displace the older group as the National Right to Life Committee's Georgia affiliate. A new front in the GOP civil war opens up in Georgia

Like what you're reading? Get free emails from NCR.

Tirunelveli, India -- Bishop in southern India questions antinuclear priest's candidacy in parliamentary election.

Sr. Christine Schenk (who is a columnist for NCR) had a fascinating interview with Vatican Radio: Rediscovering the role of women in the early Church -- For the fourth year in a row, FutureChurch has organized the pilgrimage to visit some of Rome’s ancient basilicas and catacombs, following in the footsteps of many influential early Christian women whose contribution to the spreading of the Gospel has largely been lost over the centuries. (Yes, Vatican Radio.)

NCR cartoonist Pat Marrin chronicles the ministry of Pope Francis: Francis, the comic strip (updated weekly).

NCR's Tom Reese on the PBS Newshour: How might the pope and the president work together?


Commonweal's Grant Galicho analyzes the coverage of the Obama-Francis meeting: Francis & Obama meet, opening singularity that sucks oxygen out of U.S. media.

Florence, Italy — Gay Catholics here now speak of a new ray of light from what they call “l’effetto Francesco.”

Butte, Mont. -- Fired Catholic school teacher gives birth to son; has filed discrimination complaint

London -- Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth decouples from Knights of Malta

Ethiopia Orthodox Church takes roots in Ghana

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.

Support independent reporting on important issues.

 One family graphic_2016_250x103.jpg


NCR Comment code: (Comments can be found below)

Before you can post a comment, you must verify your email address at
Comments from unverified email addresses will be deleted.

  • Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea will be deleted. NCR reserves the right to close comment threads when discussions are no longer productive.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate.

For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page.

For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page.

Commenting is available during business hours, Central time, USA. Commenting is not available in the evenings, over weekends and on holidays. More details are available here. Comments are open on NCR's Facebook page.



NCR Email Alerts


In This Issue

July 14-27, 2017