Morning Briefing

For Advent: O Antiphons with the sisters of the Monastery of Mount St. Scholastica in Atchison, Kan. -- O God of the Universe

The ‘24’ Effect: Did the TV drama convince us that torture really worked?

Commentary: Ending our nation's addiction to torture

Syracuse, N.Y. -- Police raised concerns about priest 30 years before child-molesting accusations surfaced

Juba, South Sudan -- Bishop Encourages Girls at Science High School To Be Creative He termed them “girls of national character” and urged them to develop the spirit of togetherness without discrimination, hatred and tribalism among themselves.

Orthodox Theologian Sees "Big Step Forward" with Francis Visit to Istanbul "Now we see it is not in any way true" that the Pope wants to subjugate the Orthodox Churches.

Archbishop of Canterbury says strong disagreements on the ordination of women as bishops and full rights for LGBT people are threatening to tear the church apart.

Colorado bilingual parish is trying to help the English and Spanish speakers meet one another as more than co-tenants. We gather as strangers and find a home

Global Sisters Reporter series: Using creativity, strategy, communities plan for retirement care New stories will be added throughout the week so visit it daily.

Next week the Vatican will release its final report on the apstolic visitation of U.S. women religious women's communities. Check this frequently.


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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