Morning Briefing

A group of Catholic sisters, brothers and priests gathers in Italy for a retreat and to discuss some of Pope Francis's "peripheries," including other religions, as well as Catholic women who feel left outside the church.

NCR Webathon at the halfway mark -- help us reach the goal by Friday!

Kansas City, Mo., priest, a close friend of resigned Bishop Robert Finn, stirs new controversy with widely distributed letter claiming prosecution of Finn was politically motivated. Prosecutor responds.

And the Finn saga continues. Phyllis Zagano writes: The Not-Getting-It Department (Episcopal Division) met in person or in cyberspace and said to Finn: Sure, go ahead, ordain your deacons and priests.

From Global Sisters Report: Sr. Martha A. Kirk describes Good Friday at anti-nuclear proliferation protest at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories in California.

Sometimes something breaks through the numbing din of 24/7 news and makes us take notice. It happened to Sr. Joan Chittister when she received a letter from a Yazidi woman telling of the horrors of her community under seige in Iraq.

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich on creating "a culture of collaboration."


A review: In Connected Toward Communion, author Daniella Zsupan-Jerome sets Catholic pastoral theology in dialogue with digital culture.

Case over St. Francis Xavier Cabrini parish in Archdiocese of Boston goes to court. Last of nine parishes that tried to overturn 2004 closures.



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