Morning Briefing

Pew Center continues to tease info out of its religious landscape study: Growing share of U.S. immigrants have no religious affiliation

Returning to El Salvador: Two Sisters of Providence look forward to Romero beatification

Washington -- Fast-track trade bill passes U.S. Senate hurdle in win for Obama

Washington -- Lawmakers call for end to family detention in immigration system

Fr. Tom Reese writes about Nigeria, a land of promise and problems

Vatican official rebuts pro-life concerns with recent climate conference

ICYMI: American nun group questions whether LCWR oversight is truly over

Ireland could make history with gay marriage vote

NCR takes a deep dig in San Francisco's leadership: Different visions of church collide in San Francisco archdiocese

And some of the background: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone takes divisive action in San Francisco archdiocese

The Rohingya -- Philippines’ decision to host boat people has influenced neighbours, ambassador says

Cardinal George Pell has been accused of attempting to bribe a victim of child sex abuse to keep quiet about the molestation he suffered from a paedophile Catholic priest.

Metairie, La. -- Pastor-Artist priest donates his artwork to benefit church

Kenyan army troops have special role in the Saturday Beatification of Sr. Irene Nyaatha Stefani.

Iraqi Chaldean Catholics in Britain: Persecuted Iraqis denied church in diocese ‘overwhelmed by demand’

Marist friends of Oscar Romero rejoice at his beatification

Does Romero's beatification signal where Francis is leading the church?

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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