There's a lot happening on the NCR website today, including some 2014 year end stories you might find interesting:
- In the Middle East, a year marked by upheaval leaves millions suffering
- An unsettling year with religion in a starring role
- Wiesenthal Center releases top 10 anti-Semitic moments of 2014
- Church heightens profile in its work on environment, climate change
German bishops are convinced that remarried divorcees are a test case for the church's credibility
In a message to the sick, Francis warns of the "lie" of euthanasia
NCR announces its 2014 Person of the Year: Pope Francis!
A kidnapped priest in Mexico was found murdered on Christmas day
Plus, the Vatican locked up two protestors over Christmas
And, Italy expelled the man who tried to assassinate Pope John Paul II
In other news around the web:
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:
Pencil Preaching is blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.
Daily 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.