LCWR speaks out on end of Vatican oversight Check for updates this morning. Reaction article to follow later today.
Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal defends Iran's ambitions on the world stage, saying the Middle Eastern country is "obviously" a rational actor and a democracy. (Video plays as page opens.)
IN THE ANDAMAN SEA OFF THAILAND — Rohingya Migrants From Myanmar, Shunned by Malaysia, Are Spotted Adrift in Andaman Sea
Naples, Fla. -- For Ave Maria University, concern over Catholic college's future Student complaints that the university is lowering standards and losing its Catholic identity.
Randolph, N.J. -- Teen fetes 'Sweet 16' with homeless in mind
Commentary: We have and need our Catholic press, but the secular media is not an enemy of the Church, writes Kevin mcKenna
Commentary: Inspiring Us All: Pope Francis' Moral Leadership on Climate by Tom Steyer
India -- Mumbai's famous St Xavier’s College will have a new principal, but first time in its 164 year history he will not be a Jesuit priest.
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.