Morning Briefing

Global Sisters Report introduces a new blogger for our online community, Jo Piazza, author of When Nuns Rule the World. Read Piazza on Tuesdays: When Nuns Rule

An opera for Dorothy Stang: Concert honors life of murdered nun

Pope Francis condemns Islamic State's executions of Christians in Libya

Robert Mickens askes: Could Pope Francis be any clearer about his vision for the church?

Bishop of Sunyani, Ghana warns parents of politicans false promises about eduction

SCOTLAND’S newest Catholic bishop had his congregation in stitches after revealing he had his ring fixed in a town famous for Protestant links.

The widespread optimism concerning the dialogue between the Holy See and China is largely groundless, says Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun.

Ontario woman shocked that the Nigerian priest accused of assaulting her was allowed back into Canada.

Appleton, Wis. -- Church fish fries begin with arrival of Lent

NCR Editorial: Stay on diplomatic path with Iran

Brookfield, Wis. -- 36 donate hair at St. Dominic's annual event

Six months after submitting letter of resignation at age 75, Santa Fe, N.M. Archbishop Michael Sheehan still waiting for replacement.

Pope Francis' scheduled address to a joint session of Congress this fall could make global warming naysayers squirm

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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