Here's what's happening on the NCR website today:
Today is the 35th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Archbishop John Quinn of San Francisco attended the funeral and wrote a personal account. Also, check out the piece on Romero as El Salvador's most trusted news source.
The Soul Seeing column talks about putting a poet in your pocket
Catholic leaders in Europe fear the 'slippery slope' of euthanasia
Colman McCarthy's column profiles a woman who went from tortured prisoner to Harvard graduate
Visit EarthBeat, NCR's new reporting project that explores the ways Catholics and other faith groups are taking action on the climate crisis.
Michael Sean Winters starts a three-part series today on Catholic mission, religious freedom and LGBT rights
National news from around the web:
- Puerto Rico seeks to recognize, allow gay marriages
- Judge rules Wisconsin abortion law is unconstitutional
- Commentary: Morals can be manipulated
- Sen. Ted Cruz imagines 2016 presidency in speech at largest Christian college in the world
- Opinion: The myth of the evangelical voter
- Boston archdiocese takes parishioners of closed church to court
- Cupich breaks tradition as first archbishop to drive his own car
- Detroit Catholic choir invited to sing for Pope Francis at Vatican
- Catholic charities of West Tennessee launches dog treat brand
- Opinion: Are Catholic schools worth it? Or should we throw in the towel?
International news from around the web:
- ICYMI: Pope Francis swarmed by nuns, forcing archbishop to intervene: 'They are going to eat him'
- Dublin archbishop says discussion needed on position of Christians if same-sex marriage referendum passes
- Francis' 10 principles for making good priests
- Bombay, India, archdiocese implements gender policy
- British priest who 'married' immigrant to help him get a passport, reinstated
- Controversial Nigerian priest suspends weekly crusades over threats to his life
- Japanese synod offers recommendations to a church on retreat
- Chinese authorities detain two 'underground' priests
- Opinion: Why a 'Peace Pope' may reluctantly back force against ISIS
- Islamic State calls on backers to kill 100 U.S. military personnel
- Spreading beef bans hit Indian farmers, traders, and lions
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.