Morning Briefing

St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Bankruptcy may lead to sale of Twin Cities chancery, other buildings

"Not repealing anything." Controversial San Francisco handbook to be reviewed, expanded by theology teacher committee

Two years ago on Saturday, he abdicated: Forgotten Pope Benedict lives out his days in the shadows

A slightly different take on the same story: The Pope Emeritus experiment is working

Pope allows homeless man to be buried in Vatican

Syrian leader calls for air strikes to save Christians from ISIS Latest report says at least 220 Christians have been abducted.

Global Sisters Report looks at A Nun’s Life Ministry: Sisters offer pastoral presence through social media

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria issue a pastoral communique: “Good Families Make Good Nations”

We should send this woman to the bishops' synod on the famliy in October. I bet she'd have some tales to tell: Lucky to have you

Norway Police Raid Catholic Diocese Premises. Bishop Bernt Ivar Eidsvig is charged with aggravated fraud; alledgedly inflated membership figures for several years.

Toledo, Ohio -- Special invite made to African-American males and their families.Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations to hold third of four public forums. Bishop George Murry of Youngstown serves on the panel.

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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