Morning Briefing

Israel -- After Gaza, Arab Israelis fear rising discrimination

St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Archdiocese Responds to NCR Editorial on Archbishop Nienstedt investigation (Text and video)

Obama immigration delay means 60,000 to be deported by November

Ireland: Pope accepts Cardinal Seán Brady's resignation

Milwaukee -- Archbishop says he's awaiting abuse survivors' plan for compensation

Bishop Frank J. Caggiano, who was installed as the fifth bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Bridgeport in September 2013, will deliver a State of the Diocese address on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of All Saints School in Norwalk.

Read NCR's profile of Caggiano: New Bridgeport bishop reaches out through simplicity, dialogue

The latest remarks from the Vatican official overseeing the attempts to reform women religious in the United States show how far apart the two sides are. Response to Müller’s remarks: Real dialogue needed. 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.

Francis, the comic strip

D.C. archdiocese removes blog post calling for end to “disgraceful” St. Patrick’s Day parades

Bones of contention: Catholic dioceses fight over Fulton Sheen's body

National Diaper Bank Awareness Week, Sept. 8-14: Diaper banks meet an overlooked need

The Filipino bishops' annual conference on social media, being held this month, will aim at promoting authentic encounters and at preparing for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to the nation.

San Diego diocese -- Faithful mourn bishop's loss, short tenure

Australian Royal Commission on Sex Abuse gets more time for investigation: The challenge of a five-year Royal Commission

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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