Morning Briefing

Obamacare effects are bigger than expected, poll finds

Washington -- Defend ‘Obamacare’ unabashedly, some Democrats say

Jerusalem: Local Christians barred from attending Holy Week services

Manila, Philippines -- The country's Catholic bishops have warned penitents not to subject themselves to crucifixion or self-flagellation during the observance of Good Friday.

Indian's Christians incensed over prime minister candidate's remarks: BJP candidate Narendra Modi said he was unaware of any attacks on Christians and their places of worship in India. Perhaps Mr. Modi should check out a few headlines on Fides website.

Holy Thursday: Pope celebrates priestly celibacy in Holy Thursday homily

Where bishops live: Phoenix bishop lives modestly

Accra, Ghana -- Catholic bishops' conference among faith groups supporting coalition of farmers picketing main city market over gradual introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) into the country.

Rome and Tokyo close in on agreement over Missal translation. Japanese bishop delighted by Vatican's receptive response

A Filipina reflects on My Catholic life: Tradition is one thing and religion is another

The Seedy Side of Sainthood: Was John Paul II Canonized Too Fast?

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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