Morning Briefing

How Conservative Christian Women Came to Claim “True” Feminism

Kansas City, Mo. -- Fired for same-sex marriage, pantry worker files suit against Missouri diocese

NY Times editorial: Holding Church Shepherds Accountable -- Pope Francis and the Bishops Who Hid Pedophile Priests

Commentary: Netanyahu's Mistake -- The Israeli prime minister argues against Palestinian sovereignty, citing regional chaos. But holding the West Bank forever is no solution.

Hiroshima Never Again. Q & A with Sr. Jean Fallon, former missionary to Japan. Global Sisters Report Global Sisters Report , devoted to covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious. It offers news, commentary and reflections on spirituality and theology.

Beijing -- China's national Catholic seminary canceled its graduation ceremony in late June after graduates refused to concelebrate Mass with bishops complicit in illicit ordinations.

Tel Aviv, Israel -- Netanyahu Vows 'Significant Expansion' of Gaza Operation

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Roman Catholic Diocese ready to welcome migrant children

Immigrant Influx: El Paso Catholic Bishop Mark J. Seitz explains immigration stance isn't a political one

Rapid City, S.D. -- Catholic Bishop Riding A Harley For A Fundraiser for Newman Center -- Bishop Gruss hopes that straddling a Harley-Davidson in a biker outfit makes him more approachable than his clerical garb.

Nashville’s charismatic Catholics want more from church

NCR columnist Heidi Schlumpf recommends: 10 summer books that are not about Pope Francis

Canberra, Australia -- Catholic Archbishop Christopher Prowse says abuse victims are 'the new missionaries'

NCR's Young Voices column: The challenge of a church response to violence against women by Jennifer Mertens

Looking 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:

PP-header_with-outline.jpgPencil 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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