Morning Briefing

Vatican City -- Pope beatifies Blessed Paul VI, the 'great helmsman' of Vatican II

Francis lends friendly support to Anglican church in North America

Silenced Irish priest Tony Flannery touring U.S.

New Haven, Conn. -- Suspended Jesuit priest named in Haiti sexual abuse lawsuit

Commentary -- If Vatican conservatives are so afraid of gay rights, young Catholics aren't going to wait around

Column: Election Day approaches, but Mariam Williams writes about the struggle to feel engaged in the church during the election season

Philippines -- Slaying of Italian priest remains shrouded in mystery

Nigeria -- Boko Haram makes agreement with Nigeria for ceasefire and release of kidnapped girls

Croatia -- Millions in social security for expelled Nazis

Laying down new cornerstones in Detroit by Claire Schaeffer-Duffy on Global Sisters Report

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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