Morning Briefing

Chicago -- In the first of three public ceremonies to mark his installation as the ninth archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich offered a mediation on leadership. NCR editor Dennis Coday is in Chicago and will be reporting from the installation ceremony today. You can read background on Cupich here.

Vatican City -- The ban has been lifted on married priests for Eastern Catholics outside their traditional territories

Sunday marked the 25th anniversary of the massacre at the University of Central America in San Salvador, El Salvador. On Nov. 16, 1989, a Salvadoran military squad entered the campus, where they shot and killed six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter. NCR has several stories in remembrance of the event:

Global Sisters Report has an interesting piece about two nuns of the Servants of the Holy Spirit, who moved to a remote area to live among the disadvantaged locals

Kansas City, Mo. -- The white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in Overland Park, Kan., speaks out for the first time

Nigeria -- One of the country's most influential Muslim leaders has called on people to take up arms against the Boko Haram. The Islamist group has forced Christians to hide in ditches and woodlands to avoid patrols.

Opinion -- Pope Francis and the GOP's bad science

Maylasia -- Court sets next hearing date in Catholic paper's "Allah" case

Allentown, Pa. -- Catholic Charities' wine and tapas event raises thousands of dollars

Survey -- Majority of U.S. Catholics oppose religious health care exemptions on birth control

Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind. -- Catholic church argues it doesn't have to show up in court due to religious freedom

New Delhi, India -- Modi Government's decision to attend a canonization of two revered saints ruffles Catholics' feathers

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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