St. Louis -- Abp Carlson leads prayers for peace in Ferguson
Venice, Fla. -- The Venice diocese has reached a six-figure settlement with a man who accused a former Fort Myers priest of sexual abuse. Read the document: The accuser obtained secret documents showing the Catholic church knew the priest was guilty of abusing him as a child..
Editorial: Kansas City Star -- Kansas City is still waiting for the bishop and Catholic diocese to do the right thing
U.S. Dominicans praying, 'agonizing' for Iraqi Dominicans, villagers
NCR Book Club today: The Catholic dissonance on abortion -- Sign up for an email alert and you will be invited to join NCR Book Club every Wednesday.
St. Cloud, Minn. -- Catholic Charities runs out of some school supplies
GSR in Korea -- Francis to Korean religious: 'Lead joy-filled, simple lives' by Thomas C. Fox Global Sisters Report , devoted to covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious. It offers news, commentary and reflections on spirituality and theology.
Commentary -- I'll have the ecumenical salad, please by Heidi Schlumpf
Lusaka, Zambia — The Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) on August 17 marked its 40th anniversary and the 16th assembly in style at the Cathedral of the Child Jesus, Pope Square in Lusaka, Zambia. "Go, do not be afraid and serve."
In case you missed it:
LCWR met in Nashville last week. Read NCR coverage here: LCWR 2014
Pope Francis in Korea. Read all our coverage here: Francis in Korea
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:
Pencil Preaching is a blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.
Daily 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.