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.
NCR's three-part look at Pope Francis book: 1) Francis pushes for a church big on mercy, tough on law; 2) The pope’s personal encounters with mercy and 3) Francis explains 'who am I to judge?'
NCR Editorial: We must carve out a space for talking about guns
A Polish Catholic bishop has defended the new ultra-conservative government of the country against rising criticism from the European Union.
Lilongwe, Malawi -- As the Catholic Bishops' conference of Malawi filed into meeting with President Peter Mutharika, each was handed an envelop containing 50,000 Malawian kwacha (less than US$75). The bishops returned the money, suggesting the president donate it to hospitals where patients are now only getting one meal a day. The bishops also asked President Mutharika to "resist pressure" over the controversial issue of homosexual rights.
Mark Zuckerberg facebooks photos of his baby getting vaccinated. Gets Mixed Reactions
Here's a view from an different prerspective: What does 2016 hold for US women religious? (The picture is not as rosy as one might assume from reading the popular press.)