Morning Briefing

Montreal, Canada -- Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, a self-styled “workers’ priest” who was archbishop of Montreal for over two decades, is seriously ill in hospital.

Commentary: Why I’m going to the People’s Climate March by Patricia Siemen

Noah's ark: a symbol for a people's climate march by Donna Schaper

St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Attorney Releases Files on Archdiocese's 'Most Abusive Priest' and more here Cover-up of clergy sex abuse goes back six decades

On the road blogging at Global Sisters Report: Nuns on the Bus hit the road once again, this time for Democracy by Sr. Simone Campbell 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.

Stockton, Calif. -- Bankrupt diocese receives 34 claims of sexual abuse

The adventures of Br. Leo, Franciscan monk and Pope Francis' personal assistant, are posted on Tuesdays at Francis, the comic strip

Commentary: We're leaving the young behind -- The Catholic church is on track to become a shrinking cult by Brian Cahill

Providence, R.I. -- Doctor-deacon now in Liberia called to help Ebola patients

Belfast, Norther Ireland -- Bishop of Down and Connor may have spent a million euros to refurbish home and diocesan offices. He is unable to provide a total cost for the building project.

Iraqi bishop: Operations against IS in Iraq came very late "The international community was in a very deep slumber."

Boston -- Massachusetts bishops back effort to repeal casino law

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 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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