Morning Briefing

Here's what's happening on the NCR website today: 

Twin Cities archdiocese reopens case of priest accused of sexual abuse. He had twice been cleared before.

Francis changes pallium ceremony in nod to decentralization

Vatican prelate encourages evangelization in pastoral visit to Vietnam

New from Fr. Thomas Reese: Everyone supports tax reform in the abstract, but not in the specifics

Go check out Global Sisters Report, where you can read all about LCWR-president elect Sr. Marcia Allen, visit the Poor Clares sisters in Guatemala, and check out the sisters making mainstream headlines.

In international news around the web: 

Sri Lanka says the military is "sabotaging" post-war reconciliation

Report: China in "extraordinary assault" on human rights

Top official of Synod on the family counters conservative arguments

Chronic poverty fueling child labor in the Philippines

India investigates reports of mass "reconversion" of Christians

Opinion: Auschwitz is a sacred place of Jewish memory. It is no place for the Catholic church.

French prisons, long hotbeds of radical Islam, get new scrutiny after Paris attacks

Pope Francis meets with Spanish transsexual, fiancee

Ugandan bishop willing to defend notorious Lord's Resistance Army commander in court

Thou shalt not tweet in anger!

In national news around the web: 

Archbishop Gomez: "No one has right to decide who can live and who can die."

Francis turning into a headache for Catholic presidential hopefuls

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 a 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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