Morning Briefing

NCR Editorial: The Incarnation is both pure grace and a work in progress

Haifi, Israel -- Jewish-Arab children's soccer tournament honors WWI Christmas Truce

San Salvador, El Salvador -- AIDS activist educates Salvadorans, a village at a time

Pope Francis wrote a book about Cuban in 1998 "Dialogues between John Paul II and Fidel Castro"

Cuban-Americans Denounce Pope Francis: ‘I Am a Catholic Without a Pope’

Pope Francis’ remedies to heal Curial pathologies

Auxiliary Bishop Christopher J. Coyne of Indianapolis named bishop for Vermont's Catholic Diocese.

India: Christians face Christmas with heavy heart after violent attacks on churches

Joplin, Mo.-- Church destroyed by May 2011 tornado rebuilt and opens in time for Christmas

Fort Wayne, Ind. -- Jury sides with teacher fired over IFV treatments $1.9 million judgment against Catholic diocese

Commentary (ICYMI): It is too soon to declare sexual assault and racist violence things of the past by Kelly Stewart

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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