Morning Briefing

NCR's 5th Annual Webathon: Day Two begins with a matching grant. Your $500 or $100 could become $100 or $200 if you act now. Make a donation.

Vatican City -- Wrapping up decades of change, conflict, Francis canonizes two popes Read NCR's complete coverage of the papal canonizations

Canonization of predecessors provides another boost for Pope Francis

Manila, Philippines -- Filipinos fill stadium coliseum to celebrate Mass for new saints. Cardinal Antonio Tagle tells them, The one beside you can be a saint

Catholic school teachers in Cincinnati, Oakland and Hawaii see new clauses in their contracts: Contracts defining teachers as ministers raise labor questions

Seattle -- Labor board: Adjunct professors at Catholic university can form union

JACKSON, Miss. -- In conservative Mississippi, some business owners who support equal treatment for gays and lesbians are pushing back against a new law that bans government from limiting the free practice of religion. Business window stickers protest Mississippi law

The religious left is struggling. Can the cause of economic justice help it rise again?

Utrecht, Netherlands -- Second dead Dutch bishop found guilty of sex abuse of minors

Buffalo, N.Y. -- Catholic high school won’t put gay grad’s wedding news in alumni magazine Girls academy says its following bishop's instructions.

Monongahela, Pa. -- A group of parishioners has abandoned a sit-in to protest the closing of a Roman Catholic church outside Pittsburgh.

Green Bay, Wis. -- Church calls cellphone tower a 'beacon' to draw worshippers Opponents are worried that the communications system — designed to look like a church steeple — would harm property values and create possible health hazards in the neighborhood.

Archbishop of Canterbury: Empty churches show UK is NOT Christian

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 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.

Join the Conversation

Send your thoughts and reactions to Letters to the Editor. Learn more here