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 a 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.
At the heart of the matter: Women religious at the United Nations
St. Paul and Minneapolis -- Archdiocese seeks to shorten window for abuse claims
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Michael Sean Winters says buckle up for Francis' third year
Garden Grove, Calif -- Christ Cathedral will soon become the West Coast broadcasting hub of the Eternal World Television Network, which reaches a potential 230 million-plus homes across 144 countries. The first show broadcast from the Tower of Hope on the 34-acre cathedral campus, formerly the Rev. Robert Harold Schuller's Crystal Cathedral, May 13 will be a live interview with the Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange and Michael P. Warsaw, the network’s chairman of the board and CEO. The 33-year-old network entered into a 10-year lease with the diocese for about $100 a year.
Catholic Bishops, Nuns and Scholars Support Obama’s Iran Deal, Ask Congress To Back Off
Letter to the Editor: Indianapolis Star -- The picture of Catholic religious standing with Micah Clark, Curt Smith and Eric Miller at the governor's RFRA signing ceremony was truly "cringe-worthy" and scandalous.
Ireland -- Catholic bishops are threatening to stop performing the civil parts of church wedding ceremonies if the Republic's electorate supports gay marriage in the upcoming referendum. The vote is scheduled for May 22.