Here are the must read stories online today at NCR:
- Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the start of the march in Selma. What are you willing to risk to bring about equality?
- Every day this week, we are publishing reflections on the 50th anniversary of the march from Selma. Today's reflection: Bloody Sunday 'was just heartbreaking to see'
- Papal envoy to UN: Climate change an 'issue of justice for everyone'
- Female staff increases at Vatican but women are still the minority
National news from around the web:
- Obama, along with major civic and religious leaders, walk bridge on anniversary of Bloody Sunday
- Relics from shuttered Philadelphia churches get new life
- Parishioners who kept 24/7 vigil in closed Boston church ordered to vacate by Monday
- Raleigh Catholic church expands to fit growing membership
- Catholic priest leaves dying message supporting ordination of women
- A Catholic critic warms to Pope Francis
- Seattle missionary abducted in Nigeria has been released
- Missouri state auditor's suicide raises questions about anti-Semitism in Missouri
International news from around the web:
- From Chinese propaganda to Vatican portrait artist
- Vatican receives ransom demand for stolen Michelangelo letters
- Boko Haram declares it has joined ISIS
From Global Sisters Report:
- The Selma effect: Catholic nuns and social justice 50 years on
- Selma then, and the world now
- Ebola one year later
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:
Pencil Preaching is blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.
Daily 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.