Morning Briefing

Call to Action: Memphis -- Read NCR's coverage of Call to Action's annual meeting held this weekend. And a nice selection of photos.

This news broke Saturday morning: Pope removes Cardinal Burke from Vatican post

Thousands sign petition thanking Cardinal Burke

USCCB meeting opens in Baltimore today. Here's a preview: Agenda for bishops' fall meeting includes discussion on family synod

Another take on the meeting: Nation's Catholic bishops gather in Baltimore Monday

For women religious, it’s not a new issue or an isolated one – but that doesn’t make dealing with aging populations, a lack of new sisters, spiraling costs and falling incomes any easier for religious congregations to deal with. Congregations in transition: Office helps with pastoral aspects of change

Pope Francis excommunicates paedophile Argentine priest Jose Mercau

Australia: Architects design edible rooftop garden for Sydney parish

Raleigh, N.C. -- Cathedral makes room for Spanish-speaking Masses

Los Angeles -- Former High-Ranking L.A. Archdiocese Official Cleared of Sex Abuse Charges by Vatican Tribunal

A view from Down Under: The Vatican's Francis Revolution gains pace

In an Inuvialuit hamlet on the Arctic Ocean in Canada's Northwest Territory, Sr. Fay Trombley has been ministering to an isolated parish of about 30 people for the past decade. A ministry at the top of the world

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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