Morning Briefing

Boise, Idaho -- Catholic Diocese distances itself from state senator’s remarkds that Hinduism is "a false faith with false gods.”

Montana -- Helena diocese reaches sex abuse settlement via 'consensus model' During the three and a half years since the original lawsuit was filed, fewer than three hours were actually spent in court, according to lawyers involved in the case. Wow. compare that to the Milwaukee archdiocese.

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart will host an event March 22 to acknowledge institutional responsibility for sexual exploitation against women by the late John Howard Yoder, who was a prominent Mennonite theologian, and to help bring peace and closure to his victims.

For Christian Millennials, gay marriage debate produces new views on morality "When everywhere you go you have full equality – the military, on TV, in business ... in schools, university classes, political institutions – and only in this one outpost of culture do you have people not accepting – it forces questions for our young people."

No sprinklers required: How one church kept homeless people off church steps

Obama finally calls Netanyahu, says US rethinking Palestinian policy, president also reportedly protests Likud leader’s anti-Arab and anti-two-state comments

American Jewish groups largely quiet on Netanyahu's controversial campaign statements.

Despite protests that appointment of a new bishop in Chile allegedly linked to the country’s most notorious abuser priest undercuts a “zero tolerance” stance, the country’s bishops’ conference issued a statement on Wednesday pledging support for the controversial prelate.

Kibera, Kenya -- Here in the country's biggest slum, women trained by the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya’s Justice and Peace Commission keep a tense situation from degenerating into further violence.

Sr. Caroline Mbonu, a member of Congregation of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus, writes about the transformative effect of 'murmuring.' A contextual reading of Acts of the Apostles, chapter 6.

West Chester, Pa. -- Former Parochial Vicar Indicted On Child Exploitation Charges

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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