Morning Briefing

Report: Archbishop Romero to be beatified May 23

Michael Sean Winters writes about Robert Putnam’s new book Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis It's in the second half of his column

Cardinal Peter Turkson Gives A 'Curtain-Raiser' On Pope Francis's Highly Anticipated Climate Change Encyclical

University of Oklahoma student who lead racist chanting is a graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas

86 Percent of Health Law Enrollees Receive Subsidies, White House Says

Catholic church in Italy under fire to bring pedophile priests to justice

Remembering Edward Cardinal Egan: An enigmatic soul. He loved opera more than baseball. "Not many priests or parishioners ever warmed up to him."

Iraqi Troops and Shiite Militias Have Retaken Large Areas of Tikrit From ISIS

Seminaries Incorporate More Counseling Into Formation Years -- Future priests are using psychological sciences to assist them in living vocations in a hostile culture.

Court: Milwaukee archdiocese can't use First Amendment to protect against claims in bankruptcy

Milwaukee: Jesuit Fr. Bill Brennan recorded videos before he died stating he believes women should be ordained as priests.

Commentary: Exploring the pope’s vision for women in the church by Carolyn Y. Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services.

In wake of net neutrality ruling, Catholic leaders encourage cautious use of the Internet

Report on Ferguson PD draws uneven interest

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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