Morning Briefing

Breaking News on the Weekend: SNAP founder quits in second major loss for abuse advocacy group following lawsuit

Transitioning to Trump: Former top diplomats, tech giants blast immigration order as court showdown looms

Trump defends Putin: 'You think our country's so innocent?'

In your locale, were there rallies against Trump's refugee ban? I found these on one page of Google search results:

Lyon, France: Marine Le Pen Echoes Trump’s Bleak Populism in French Campaign Kickoff

We, too, sing America: The Catholic church and the Museum of African American History and Culture by Bishop Edward Braxton

Collaboration boosts sisters' anti-trafficking efforts

Nun love: Benedictine Sr. Hannah Vanorny from Annunciation Monastery in Bismarck, N.D., reflects on relationships and religious life.

Patriot Love: Love, not rage, fueled Tom Brady's legendary Super Bowl LI win

Manila, the Philippines: In pastoral letter, Catholic bishops call president's war on illegal drugs a "reign of terror." President responds that church leaders are "out of touch" with the faithful, who now feel a "reign of peace."

Preview: Parish discussion groups discover Francis through Amoris Laetitia. Available to NCR subscribers.

ICYMI: Colman McCarthy looks at a new book about Pope Francis in Mark Shriver, a Catholic in a funk, seeks out Francis

DailyBreadBanner.jpgStart your day inspired with daily scripture reflections. Join NCR's sister publication, Celebration, for Daily Bread, a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings.

Or reflect on Pencil Preaching.jpgPencil Preaching by Pat Marrin. Every morning Pat Marrin breaks open the Word with a pencil sketch and a short meditation.

Join the Conversation

Send your thoughts and reactions to Letters to the Editor. Learn more here