Morning Briefing

Catholic Social Justice Ministers meet in Washington: Fr. Daniel Groody opens Catholic Social Ministry Gathering

Catholic Social Justice Ministers meet in Washington: Wenski: Catholics working for justice is not ideology but the gospel

Union representatives to meet high school presidents Monday: San Francisco teacher union fanning hopes for contract breakthrough

Christchurch, New Zealand -- An unexpected grace came out of the theft of a brass pyx Grace from Sorrow: Theft increases devotion to Blessed Sacrament

Australia's Royal Commission on Child Abuse: Ultra-Orthodox leaders criticised for remaining silent over child sex abuse allegations. Resignations called for.

Des Moines, Iowa -- Iowa lawmakers could open window for child sex abuse lawsuits. Church and school officials say proposed legislation could leave their organizations vulnerable to huge legal liabilities.

Vatican City -- Vatican abuse commission to recommend sanctions for non-reporting bishops

Vatican City -- Pope calls again for 'incisive' women's presence in church, offers no specifics

Commentary: Pope should name these four women martyrs By Heidi Schlumpf

When Susan Ross first broke into the world of academia as a Catholic theologian, she was one of the few women in what had traditionally been a male-dominated field. This made Ross, as she puts it, a “curiosity” when she first started her teaching career 35 years ago.

The Cry for Creation: What Can We Expect from Pope Francis's Encyclical on Ecology?

US to Enlist Pope Francis' Help on Climate Change

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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