Morning Briefing

Quito, Ecuador -- Pope Francis Arrives in Ecuador on 3-Nation Tour of Latin America

Quito, Ecuador -- The expectations: Ecuadorians hope pope gives tough talk, encourages church 'shake-up'

Women's World Cup Final: U.S. Beats Japan 5-2 for Third Title

Commentary: Christians into the closet. Faithful clergy are flabbergasted. "No one comes into the confessional to talk about global warming."

Commentary: An Eastern Orthodox Perspective on Laudato Si'

Philadelphia media are reporting that a 13-foot-high, 4-mile-long fence will enclose Pope Francis during his time in the city. Mayor Michael Nutter did say visitors and residents should "be prepared to walk for miles" during Pope Francis' time in the city.

Educating in many forms: School Sisters of Notre Dame committed to long-term Alzheimer's disease study

China's top brokerages have pledged almost $20 billion to arrest a calamitous slide. Will the Communist Party Save China’s Volatile Stock Market?

EU Official Says:Greece’s Debt to European Central Bank Can’t Be Restructured

Pauline Sisters celebrate centenary amid turmoil in South Sudan

The bishops of the Czech Roman Catholic Church offered help to the government with the accepting of Christian migrants whose life is threatened.

Ford City, Pa. -- Outside Polka Mass Draws Hundreds

Malawi -- Karonga diocese commissions radio station

Providence, R.I. -- Church vandalized in Providence's Fox Point neighborhood

Brentwood, England -- Bishop asks parishes to take action on environment

Looking for a little inspiration to begin your day? NCR's sister publication, Celebration, has a blog based on the Scripture readings of the day:

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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