Morning Briefing

How churches can keep up with the evolving definition of marriage By Bill Tammeus

Middle ground remains elusive in San Francisco Catholic high school handbook fight

Commentary: S.F. Archbishop Cordileone wields controversy to promote agenda

LGBT Catholic Pilgrims Get VIP Seats at Papal Audience

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin: Action needed in Libya, but through the United Nations

ISIS getting closer to Christian refugees in Iraq

NCR film critic Sr. Rose Pacatte to present award at annual Razzie ceremony

Should vegetarians give up veggies on Fridays in Lent?

Clergy are taking Ash Wednesday outside of church

Manila, Philippines -- With their tradition of public flagellation and staged crucifixions during Lent, bishops urge Filipino Catholics don’t turn Lenten sacrifice into tourist spectacle

Cologne, Germany -- Archdiocese, long considered Germany’s richest, publishes accounts revealing assets held in stocks, funds and property reveals €3.35bn fortune

Catholic group launches global climate-focused Lenten fast Keep track of environmental news on NCR's Eco Catholic blog

Sr. Teresa Maya writes Una carta abierta a la Gran Generación(an open letter to the "Great Generation.")

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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