Morning Briefing

Vatican City -- Synod on the family continues: Speakers tell pope, synod that parishes should welcome same-sex couples.

Vatican City -- Simplified annulment process coming from the synod

For all the news on the synod on the family, bookmark this page: NCR Synod on the Family

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Washington, D.C. -- The Supreme Court decided to pass on the same-sex marriage debate

This week, we celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of our podcast, NCR in Conversation. Catch the latest episode here.

But how can GOP candidates benefit from the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision? 

Opinion -- The church's gay obsession

Washington -- One nonprofit law firm, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, is behind several of the latest Supreme Court cases.

Seoul, South Korea -- U.N. racism envoy details 'serious' problems faced by migrant workers and foreign marriage partners

Manila, Philippines -- Justice remains elusive eight years after bishop's murder

Williston, N.D. -- Mexican nuns sent to North Dakota to help serve Hispanic parishioners

Italy -- Cancer "pilgrims" ride from Monza to Rome to deliver bike to Pope Francis

Vatican City -- Summit on Middle East persecution affirms military action against Islamic State

Opinion -- Should religion be blamed for the world's bloodiest wars? 

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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