Morning Briefing

Synod on the family -- Most U.S. dioceses consult Catholics on family issues for the fall synod. Is your diocese listed?

There are limited options for lay Catholics wanting synod input

Survey finds serious flaws in diocesan financial management

Kansas City parishioners, bishop split on future of shuttered school building

Mariam Williams writes about the safe space of blackness, womanhood and faith

Francis gets away from the Vatican to work on 'correcting defects'

New York -- Superintendent warns teachers to take an offer or more schools will close

Brazil -- 'Surfer Angel' considered for sainthood

Maronite Catholic monks raising $3 million for monastery

Film profiles Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, who healed Detroit after 1967 riots

House churches swap steeples for sofas

Church of England pays some workers below living wage

Mike Huckabee, tour guide in the Holy Land.

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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