Morning Briefing

Oh, did I mention that Kansas City has been hosting a baseball tournament? Royals tie up World Series with 7-2 victory over Giants The Royals treated Strickland like a piñata, busting open the sixth inning and reminding the Giants of the throbbing heart inside the home dugout at Kauffman Stadium.

Another take on the Synod of the Family: Rethinking the family on a Catholic time scale The conversation about same-sex partnerships has hardly even begun on the Catholic time scale, and in the context of a global church.

Synod on the Family -- The Catholic Church Needs to Embrace Single Parents Like Me Single parents got a single sentence in the synod's final document.

Pope Francis plays long game to reform Catholic Church

Is this the federal case the Supreme Court has been waiting for? Puerto Rico's gay marriage ban upheld by federal judge

Responding to Ebola from afar -- Not whether to help, but how

Global Sisters Report, NCR's journalism project devoted to women religious, celebrates six-month milestone

Chicago -- New archbishop to live in rectory at Holy Name Cathedral

Hyderabad, India -- Almost 90 per cent of the domestic workers are not paid the monthly minimum wage and very few get the government mandated one day off a week.

The Catholic bishops of England and Wales are to hold an inquiry into the case of the Rt Rev Kieran Conry, he of the two (or is it three?) girlfriends, who resigned as Bishop of Arundel and Brighton when he had a crisis of conscience caused by the tabloids knocking on his door. Catholic double standards at their finest

Atlanta -- Historic Catholic shrine advertises, marches in Atlanta gay pride parade

Draper, Utah -- St. John the Baptist Parish joins national climate presentation

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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