Morning Briefing

The stolen children, Part 2 -- Chilean priest brought low by affiliation to theft of newborns. You can read Part 1 of this chilling story here.

Milwaukee -- Court throws out abuse claim due to previous settlement

USCCB -- The fall meeting begins next week. On the agenda? A discussion of the family synod.

USCCB -- Cardinal Gerhard Müller tells the conference that Catholics must be heard in the public square.

Editorial -- We say that the church needs the commotion the family synod caused.

We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. -- 90-year-old among activists arrested for feeding the homeless

Pakistan -- Policeman kills blasphemy suspect with an axe

This was the day after a Pakistani Christian couple was burned alive in a brick making factory

Paraguay -- Woman accused of witchcraft shot with arrows and burned alive

Miami -- Archbishop Thomas Wenski joins activists to take a stand on immigration

Ferguson, Mo. -- The protests continue, and Archbishop Robert Carlson along with about 150 priests, nuns, and other Catholics gathered to pray for peace

Louisville, Ky. -- Remember the teacher that traveled to Kenya, came back and was told to stay out of school for 21 days due to Ebola fears? Well, she resigned and now Archbishop Joseph Kurtz says the school was wrong to order her to leave

In other Louisville news -- The archdiocese announced it wants to create its own voucher program aimed at getting more tuition assistance to families that want their kids to attend Catholic elementary schools

Forbes magazine released its most powerful people list. Russian president Vladimir Putin is No. 1, but Pope Francis comes in at No. 4.


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.

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