Morning Briefing

St. Louis -- Abp Carlson leads prayers for peace in Ferguson

Ugandan Archbishop: Do No Harm to Gay and Lesbian People

Malta -- Critics, reformers say church is suffering a leadership crisis

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

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Sydney -- Church's sex abuse investigator grilled on independence

U.S. Dominicans praying, 'agonizing' for Iraqi Dominicans, villagers

Detroit's 'Mass mob' movement beyond organizers' 'wildest expectations'

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.

The Catholic case for military strikes in Iraq

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 ReportGlobal 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."

Tucson Diocese Faces Shortage of Priests, Looks Overseas for Help

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


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