Morning Briefing

Tirunelveli, India -- Anti-nuclear priest fights for election in India -- He defies church authorities but hopes they will be sympathetic.

Oregon priest leaves Catholic church, files legal demand for personnel files

Ugandan Bishops Support Anti-Gay Law, While Others Call Pope to Condemn It

Medicine Hat, Canada -- "Conditions of employment" contract for publicly funded Catholic schools says employees can be terminated if in same-sex or common-law relationships outside of the “traditional Catholic Church definition.”

Malta -- Is the church’s measured response to the introduction of civil unions and gay adoptions a recognition of boundaries between state and church, or a recognition of its political weakness?

Chicago -- Priest recently reinstated to active ministry under investigation again. Will remain in active ministry during this investigation, archdiocese says

Pushing the little-known Latino Generation into the public sphere by Mario T. García

NCR tops 50,000 Facebook likes

French troops in Central African Republic escort Muslims to safety

Author interview: Barbara Ehrenreich’s latest book, Living With A Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for Absolutely Everything. "I hate the word spirituality. It creeps me out. It sounds so ... sweet" (h/t to @marykvalle)

The Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez. The writing of García Márquez is really about how the common people -- the pueblo of the impoverished Caribbean coast of Colombia -- not only survive but find ways to live with dignity.

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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