Morning Briefing

Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, N.Y., has retired and Times Union has many articles on his replacement, Edward Scharfenberger

NCR editorial: An engaged laity demands answers to finance, abuse. It's tempting to look at the system and say it's broken. But it's the clerical system that's broken.

We have a new Young Voices columnist: Brian Harper is a graduate of Marquette University. In his first column, he writes about seeking the faith of a convert.

In case you didn't hear the news yesterday: Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman on the 'Late Show.'

The gay marriage battle has moved back to the courts. 

A papyrus scroll referring to Jesus' wife is more likely ancient than fake, experts say.

Transgender student denied on-campus male housing at Christian university.

Analysis: A new PBS series aims to show how humans evolved from creatures of the deep.

Central African Republic: The Catholic church is the only institution still functioning in the war-torn country.

A French priest has been charged with rape and torture for acts allegedly committed during a exorcisms involving three schoolteachers.

Is it a real charity or not? A northern Illinois group walks the streets collecting funds while wearing T-shirts saying, "Support Catholic Veterans." But officials are looking into the group's legitimacy. 

We'll end on a happy note. Have a great Friday!


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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