Morning Briefing

There was some baseball game in town last night. I don't ... I didn't pay much attention. James Shields struggles, Giants beat Royals 7-1 in World Series game one

Obamacare: Only 11 Percent of Uninsured Know About Obamacare’s Next Open Enrollment. It's in November.

Family synod: Archbishop Chaput blasts Vatican debate on family, says 'confusion is of the devil'

Groups like Faith and Freedom Coalition and Susan B. Anthony’s List are beefing up their grassroots efforts this year, turning to strategies more often embraced by President Barack Obama than the Christian right. Evangelicals road test 2016 strategy

Baltimore -- About 30 Catholics shivered in the chilly Sunday afternoon air as they prayed the rosary on the sidewalk in front of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic LGBT activists urge inclusiveness as Vatican meetings end

Visit EarthBeat, NCR's new reporting project that explores the ways Catholics and other faith groups are taking action on the climate crisis.

Watch the video: Italy's singing nun to release "Like a Virgin" cover ode to Madonna. "It is a song about the capacity of love to make people new again," Sr. Cristina Scuccia says.

Were these guys at the same synod? Pope Francis Wins a Battle to Welcome Gays in the Church and Catholic synod: Pope Francis setback on gay policy. You'll have to keep reading NCR to learn what really happened at the synod.

NCR Editorial: Gay marriage should not be a job impediment

Readers within driving distance of Kansas City take note: NCR will co-host a one-day seminar with Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.: “Pope Francis: Becoming a Church of Mercy”

France Moves to Clarify the Rules on Full Veil -- Woman in veil ejected from opera.


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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