Morning Briefing

The Synod on the family coverage continues here at NCR.

Yesterday, the Synod released a document that caused somewhat of a stir:

Prelates: Synod document is the fruit of Vatican II spirit

Synod releases document with new tone, calling for mercy, listening

Joshua J. McElwee on NPR talks about the new document

By Fr. Tom Reese -- Synod document offers new style of being church

By Robert Mickens -- Family synod's real work will be done over next 12 months and beyond

But today, some bishops are critiquing the same document, saying it may cause confusion

Nuns help rebuilt people, lives broken by crime by N.J. Viehland. 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.

St. Louis -- Archbishop holds special Mass for victims of violence

Winona, Minn. -- Archdiocese, diocese settles lawsuit with victims of sexual abuse

Philadelphia -- Archdiocese reviewing 14 more parishes for merger, closure

Ireland -- Bishops warn of secularization of Catholic schools

India -- Maoist party killed Catholic nun

Australia -- Police watchdog corruption hearing to be held to investigate handling of sexual abuse claims

Dundalk, Ireland -- Tens of thousands flock to church as priest starts "novena selfie" craze

Jakarta, Indonesia -- Catholics hold mass rallies in demanding an annulment of mining permits

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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