Morning Briefing

NCR's Daily Coverage from the Synod of Bishops on the family

Nigerian archbishop opposes gay marriage and criminalization of gays

Wheaton, Ill. -- Evangelical college's contraception lawsuit proves divisive. On Wheaton campus, some question whether battle over emergency birth control needs to be fought at all

World premiere opens Oct. 19 in Chicago -- 'Amazing Grace' hymn writer the subject of new musical

Redesigned Obamacare website is faster and easier to use. Open enrollment begins Nov. 15.

With the U.S. gay marriage battle looking increasingly like a lost cause for conservative opponents, a last battleground may be their quest to allow people to refuse services to gay men and women on religious grounds.

Turkey Catches Fire as ISIS Burns Kobani

Syrian priest kidnapped by Islamists released

Sisters in Liberia fight Ebola

California bishops support Proposition 47, which would reduce many felony convictions to misdemeanors

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Fr. William Wiethorn, English-speaking Councilor for the Capuchin General Council in Rome 1994-2000, died Wednesday in Pittsburgh after a short illness. He was 74.

Malta bishop addresses family synod: “We need to know our families very well if we are to offer them the Gospel in a practical way."

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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