Morning Briefing

Vatican sex abuse commission: Vatican downplays commission member’s remarks about Cardinal Pell

Cardinal George Pell WILL have to give evidence at royal commission into horrific child abuse in Victoria

Breaking News from the Weekend: Report: Francis' environmental encyclical titled 'Laudato Sii' (Praised Be)

And a related piece on NCR this morning -- Mind over climate change matters: psychological barriers complicate overcoming denial, rousing action for Earth

Islamic State militants 'filmed torturing Syrian boy' Children have also been recruited, trained and used on the battlefield.

Report: Russia May End Support for Syria’s Bashar al-Assad

Contemplative vision makes sisters agents of change in San Francisco

Sr. Nancy Sylvester: Exercising contemplative power with the Vatican The very process of the recent Vatican investigations of women religious demonstrated the Vatican’s failure to understand the transformation that had occurred with women religious during these past 50 years.

At pre-synod meeting, African bishops urge families to reject new atheistic ideologies "Courageously Uphold Catholic Family Values"

Scotland -- Police probe financial issues at Catholic parish in Saltcoats

More news not to be missed: India's minority Christians struggle against violence and persecution

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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