Morning Briefing

Iowa’s Catholic bishops back bills to raise minimum wage, create school vouchers

Catholic bishops cite poverty as key issue for UK parties at election

London: Lords approve three-parent embryos and reject Catholic peer's plea for time to explore safety issues

New Orleans -- Gretna church celebrates Black History Month with six-day program

Poland -- High-tech holy water dispenser to boost hygiene at local church

Regional director for Catholic Relief Services says Middle East, Central Asia refugee crises ‘unprecedented in recent times’

Creston, Iowa -- Family’s gift provides Creston parish, school with $3 million

St. Louis -- A former priest who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child is free after 12 years in prison, and advocates for victims of clergy abuse say they are worried about what could happen next.

Australia -- Victoria removes time limits on civil claims over child sex abuse

Tales from the garden: Sisters share stories of going vegetarian

Michael Sean Winters has been reviewing things: Notre Dame's Curriculum Review, Part I; Notre Dame's Curriculum Review, Part II; Review: "The Church in the Modern World: Gaudium et Spes, Then and Now" and Review: "The Church in the Modern World" Part II

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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