Morning Briefing

Protecting the unborn in a ‘throwaway culture’ by Tony Magliano

Black Catholic scholars respond to Ferguson

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Why I Have Mixed Feelings About MLK Day

The church is more than just the pope by Fr. Thomas Reese

Yesterday's top story: Francis struggles to answer crying girl's question about suffering Pope Francis is on his way back to Rome. You can read full coverage of his Philippine trip here: Francis in the Philippines and his trip to Sri Lanka here: Francis in Sri Lanka

New to NCR! Visit our Obituaries pages to remember and celebrate the lives of those we have lost.

Possible itinerary for Pope Francis visit includes address to Congress

Minneapolis-St.Paul -- Twin Cities Catholics brace for archdiocese bankruptcy fallout

Minneapolis-St.Paul -- Some parishes hire lawyers to protect themselves

Young Voices: You can't teach feminism without a desire to transform the world

A parish nurse for St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grand Forks: Spin class promotes exercise, social connections for people with special needs

Kirksville, Mo. -- Sunday evenings at the Mary Immaculate Catholic School Gym: Dance club gets many to put on their dancing shoes

Muslims in Seychelles seek local dialogue: Countering the ‘negative branding’ of Islam

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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