Morning Briefing

Another reason to abolish the death penalty: Missouri swore it wouldn’t use a controversial execution drug. But it did. Nine times.

Gallup, N.M., diocese in bankruptcy: $600K in fees OK’d in court-approved fees for attorneys and accountants

Dominican Republic weighs arguments against Wesolowski

Vatican's doctrinal chief renews criticism of US nuns, says he's no misogynist

NCR's Ken Briggs: Labors Loves Lost -- All around them, meanwhile, the hardest workers in the land go unprotected and threatened at every turn when they attempt to organize.

Albany, N.Y.-- Fifteen local pizzerias vie to be the bishop's favorite -- and they raised money for Catholic charities, too.

Brownsville, Texas -- Bishop Daniel E. Flores writes on payday loans

Catholics respond to failure of due process for Central American migrants 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.

“If Nuns Ruled the World” -- and ran the Catholic church

A Nun's Life Podcast -- The independence and interdependence of sisterhood

Ireland: Catholic women in the diocese of Killaloe "are rebelling" over a decision to introduce a new ministry which is open only to men.

Chinese priests, nuns spend years in U.S. to prepare for leadership

This week, NCR's Michael Sean Winters looks at the synod of bishops on the family -- Part I and Part II.

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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