Morning Briefing

I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas spending time with loved ones. NCR headquarters was closed Dec. 24-26, so here is some weekend news you may have missed:

Havana, Cuba -- Cuba relations with Catholic church are at a high point

Kansas City, Mo. -- Woman plans to defy Catholic church and become a priest

Pope Francis' edict on climate change will anger deniers and US churches

Mexico City -- Kidnapped priest found murdered

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Vatican City -- Gunman that shot Pope John Paul II lays flowers at tomb

Archbishop Kurtz: Pope Francis 'sees the person first'

Poll: Prince William, Kate and the Queen provide more moral leadership than the Archbishop of Canterbury

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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