Morning Briefing

On the NCR website today we have quite a few must-read columns and an editorial:

Jamie Manson discusses the Catholic church's complicity in the suffering of the 12-year-old Filipino girl

NCR editorial: We must get beyond the Humanae Vitae impasse

Sr. Christine Schenk asks if science will prove there is a heaven

Young Voices columnist Brian Harper talks about forgiveness going above and beyond

At the Global Sisters Report, Melanie Lidman shares new voices of sisters in Uganda and novice sister Tracy Kemme attends the Giving Voice 20s/30s retreat

National news from around the web: 

Bankruptcy judge orders St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese into mediation

Catholic school parents say Chicago archdiocese "not forthcoming" on merger plans

Madison, Wis., diocese converting historic headquarters into rental housing

The future of Catholic schools and the future of America

N.J. priest suing former colleague, accusing him of making false allegations and theft

U.S. Supreme Court will not hear Baton Rouge, La., confession case

International news from around the web: 

German priest muzzled for speaking at anti-Islam protests

Coalition air strikes in Syria and Iraq halt or reverse Islamic State

Leader of Boko Haram says God told him to carry out massacre

Chinese province launches campaign against superstition

Manila homeless removed from streets, kept at luxury resort during papal visit

Archeologists and experts say two mummies in Vatican museum are fakes

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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