Morning Briefing

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.

Who Won the Republican Debate? Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Impress Critics

Lindsey Graham endorses Jeb Bush. Graham, from the crucial early primary state South Carolina, drops his own presidential bid.

The Libertarian Party and the Green Party are suing Mitt Romney, the Republican National Committee, the Democratic National Committee, President Barack Obama and the Commission on Presidential Debates over the exclusion of third-party candidates from general-election debates. Romney and Obama Agree: Court Should Toss Debate Case

Flint, Michigan, resident's can't drink their water. Donations stream into Catholic Charities amid Michigan water crisis

Q & A with Sr. Violet Rodrigues: Educating girls in Muslim Bangladesh

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey has found herself under increasing political pressure to take a tougher stance in prosecuting police shootings and use-of-force cases. She risks angering either the law enforcement rank and file or community groups. A tough choice in an election year. To prosecute or not to prosecute.

Planned Parenthood sues activists who made undercover videos

Chipata, Zambia -- Diocese orders priests not to allow politicans to campaign in churches.

Make your March for Life plans “Pro-Life is Pro-Woman” is the theme of this year’s 43rd annual event, set for Jan. 22.

St. Louis -- Washington Univeristy Catholic Student Center reduces carbon footprint and saves $3,000

Fr. Tom Reese looks again at Ross Douthat's essay "A Crisis in Conservative Catholicism." Welcome to the cafeteria, Ross.

In case you missed it: One girl in Kenya finds a safe haven from female genital mutilation, and a future

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