Morning Briefing

Vatican City -- Prominent U.S. preachers Russell Moore and Rick Warren blasted the sexual revolution and the effect it has on traditional marriage. This was at the same conference that Pope Francis spoke at Monday, where he warned against the "trap" of identifying families with "ideological concepts." 

Rome -- Amid West Africa's Ebola fight, deacon and church empowers the community

Coming soon to your parish? Hypoallergenic incense, low-gluten hosts could ease Massgoers' allergies

Chicago -- Blase Cupich was installed as archbishop of Chicago yesterday, where he continued to make Francis-like symbolic acts

Book Review -- A tale of two "true Americans" -- a murderer and a survivor

From our sister publication: GSR in the Classroom is a supplementary curriculum for use in Catholic middle and high schools and faith formation programs. Learn more.

Global Sisters Report -- African tradition blends with religion to illuminate path to forgiveness

Texas -- Controversial textbooks that some say are "misleading, racially prejudiced and, at times, flat-out false" are heading to classrooms

Report: Global terror attacks rose sharply in 2013

Commentary -- Remembering the times when Islamist extremists wanted to persuade journalists, not kill them

Mexico's holy war against the cartels

Opinion -- Why Christians should get on board with space exploration

Indonesia -- Government under fire for treatment of religious minorities under blasphemy law

Helena, Mont. -- The diocese has filed a bankruptcy organization plan to settle abuse claims

Santa Fe, N.M. -- Five more are filing claims against the archdiocese for sexual abuse


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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