Morning Briefing

Baltimore -- USCCB struggles to find footing at fall meeting

Vatican City -- New financial rules increase transparency, centralization

Column -- The latest from Robert Mickens: When it comes to the vocal minority, the tail must no longer wag the dog

Vatican City -- Francis appoints Cardinal Raymond Burke's replacement plus new "foreign affairs minister"

Archbishop Paul Gallagher claimed diplomatic immunity to avoid handing over documents related to pedophile investigations

Check out our latest news from the Synod for the Amazon in Rome.

Global Sisters Report -- Global impact: Connecting donors to sisters' missions

Also over at GSR -- A decade ago, "In Good Conscience: Sister Jeannine Gramick's Journey of Faith" premiered. A Q&A with the film's director, Barbara Rick

Contemplative studies grow at Brown University and beyond

Nigeria -- A suicide attacker dressed as a student detonated a bomb in a school, killing 50 children

Why an Australian atheist philosopher moved to Egypt and became a Coptic monk

The ever-growing religious movement that doesn't get enough attention. I'll give you a clue: it started at the 1883 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

French priest hunts for graves from the Holocaust

And ICYMI -- Catholic's "guardian of memory" preserves Poland's Jewish past

Los Angeles -- Archdiocese steps ahead of Catholic debate over homosexuality

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

Stephen Colbert and the Southern Catholic charism


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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