Morning Briefing

Vatican City -- Family Synod Opens: Pope calls synod to speak 'boldly,' cardinal defends current teachings

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Vatican City -- Desperate bishops should not accept just anyone as priests, warns Pope Francis by Tom Reese, SJ

The changing Catholic family by Dawn Cherie Araujo 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.

Springfield, Mo. -- Local bishop expresses doubts about non-discrimination ordinance The proposed change would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes in that ordinance.

NCR Editorial: Vatican actions show progress on sex abuse

Australia: Alleged abuser still a priest on mission to Papua New Guinea

Shenandoah, Pa. -- Pets blessed in honor of St. Francis of Assisi

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New Delhi, India -- Two Dalit women appointed as Hindu priests Pair believed to be first lower caste women admitted to priesthood

Business writer explains How To Apply Pope Francis' Leadership To The Boardroom

Commentary: There is a gulf between Catholics and their Church. Can Pope Francis bridge it? by Cristina Odone

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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