Morning Briefing

by Dennis Coday

View Author Profile

Join the Conversation

Send your thoughts to Letters to the Editor. Learn more

Have you been reading NCR's new website devoted to covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious? Check it (daily) at Global Sisters Report.

Climate change affects minorities and women, the elderly and the poor. Why Is the Green Movement So Dominated by White Dudes?

Puerto Rico -- Priest arrested in P.R. on sex-abuse charges

Dublin, Ireland -- Child-protection watchdog praises Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Ireland -- Is the Association of Catholic Priests slipping back into clericalism? Group challenged for clear response to the sexual abuse of minors.

New Delhi, India -- Indian Jesuits downplay reports of Vatican censure of Amaladoss "There is no investigation, and he has not been barred from writing and teaching."

Washington -- Cardinal O'Malley calls for immigration reform at Catholic prayer breakfast

Growth of Ukrainian Catholic University the epitome of hope in country's troubled times

NCR Book Club reviews John Cornwell's The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession(This editor highly recommends The Dark Box. It may be the best Catholic book of the year.)

Virginia Beach, Va. -- Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo has urged Roman Catholics attending a one-of-a-kind Catholic and Episcopal church to worship at a nearby parish because he has not been able to find a "suitable priest" to serve the blended congregation.

The secretary-general of the Italian bishops’ conference calls for church to listen to all the arguments in favor of gay relationships, Communion for remarried divorcees, and ending mandatory celibacy for priests. “With Pope Francis the Italian Church has an extraordinary opportunity to reposition itself on spiritual moral and cultural beliefs,” he said.

South Sudan -- Peace deal to go to Council of States for ratification

Czech philosopher and Roman Catholic priest Tomáš Halíkto receive £1 million Templeton Prize today. Advance copy of his speech indicates he will address tolerance and multiculturalism. A sample: "A model of multiculturalism based on the principle of tolerance can work for people living alongside each other, but not for people living together", and ask: "How can the power of faith create respect, where differences are not perceived as threats but as potential for mutual enrichment?"

'Francis' draws audience at artists' gathering

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.

Latest News


1x per dayDaily Newsletters
1x per weekWeekly Newsletters
2x WeeklyBiweekly Newsletters