Morning Briefing

Album Review: A Track-By-Track Review of Pope Francis' Prog-Rock Album The 78-year-old newcomer incorporates hip-hop, EDM, and '80s metal into his long-awaited debut.

Vatican City -- “Chiamatemi Francesco,” or “Call Me Francis,” At No-Frills Premiere of Pope Francis Film, the Needy Are Honored Guests

Commentary: World leaders must listen to Pope Francis on climate change by Christopher J. Hale

Farmington, Utah -- Judge tosses lawsuit against school in teacher sex caseCites a Utah law that protects schools from liability when students are assaulted.

Where different religious groups stand on transgender membership, in one chart

Student loan debt stands between some would-be sisters and their vocations

A community-wide trash problem: Caring about littering is a privilege Isolated mountain life is making my husband and me get uncomfortably close to a lot of other people's garbage.

As COP21 gets underway in Paris: Bangladesh a climate-change test-case

Read all of NCR's coverage of the climate change conference in Paris at the Eco Catholic blog.

Pope Francis sends support to a two-day International Workshop on “Women and Work” taking place in Rome beginning Friday. The seminar will also mark the 20th anniversary of the 1995 publication of Pope Saint John Paul II’s "Letter to Women."

Perhaps the seminar will also address The inevitable question for women: To stay or go?

Governor of Indiana tells Archbishop Tobin of Indianapolis told not to house family of Syrian refugees. Tobin replies: <(:p)

ICYMI: Pope Orders Audit of Church's Wealth as Whistleblowers Pursued Francis wants “to address the financial challenges and identify how more resources can be devoted to the many good works of the Church, especially supporting the poor and vulnerable,”


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:

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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