Of course the big news of the day is the pope's encyclical:
- Francis' encyclical an urgent call to prevent world of 'debris, desolation and filth'
- US church grateful for Pope Francis' 'marvelous' encyclical
- Francis' encyclical is a step in the right direction, those outside the church say
- Commentary: Peace: an unexpected reaction to 'Laudato Si'
- Action: Seattle Catholics plan encyclical related event this evening
- Michael Sean Winters weighs in: Laudato Si indeed!
Read all of NCR's encyclical coverage
Other News of Note --
St. Paul and Minneapolis -- Archdiocese asks for big-name legal help
This documentary will debut in the United States on June 20 at the AFI Docs festival in Washington, D.C. 'Radical Grace' brings actions of three sisters into wider spotlight
Notes from the Field: is our summer blogging project. Working with the Catholic Volunteer Network, we’ve enlisted four young women working in ministries of Catholic sisters around the world – Honduras, Thailand, Ethiopia and the United States – to blog about their experiences.
Just in time for Laudato Si' -- NASA study reveals world's running out of groundwater, and India's particularly at risk
Fox host freaks out over ‘Marxist’ Pope Francis: He is ‘the most dangerous person on the planet’
Batesville, Ind. -- Four campuses become one Catholic parish “They are still one parish community, but they will keep all four church buildings open,”
Maine Diocese raises $44,000-plus for Catholic Relief Services
Australia -- 'Don't Mess With Marriage': Anti-gay marriage booklet handed out to Catholic school children
Bishop Johan Bonny of Antwerp: Belgian bishop who called on Church to endorse gay unions approved to attend Synod
Chicago -- Cupich sends pizzas to shelter despite winning Blackhawks bet with Florida bishop Saint Petersburg Bishop Robert Lynch of the Diocese of the losing Tampa Bay Lightning, sends Florida grapefruits.
Actors reportedly paid $50 a pop to cheer at Donald Trump's presidential campaign announcement ... and I saw Fred Thomspon (presidential race 2008) hawking reverse mortgages on late night TV last night.
Charges dropped against St. Louis priest accused of abuse
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:
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.