Morning Briefing

NCR Conclave Coverage From the Weekend:

Mahony: Vatican told me to attend conclave

Hedging bets on a Scherer/Piacenza ticket

Interview with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo

Interview with Cardinal Sean O'Malley

This week, we celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of our podcast, NCR in Conversation. Catch the latest episode here.

Scottish cardinal admits improper sexual conduct

What others are reporting:

Discord in Rome greets cardinals on eve of conclave The tableau is rife with Vatican rivalry and controversy.

Pope shows the way for Catholic Church

Argentine Cardinal Sandri says: Women deserve bigger role in Catholic church

Faithful attending Sunday Mass on five continents share ideas about who should next lead the Roman Catholic Church.

And other news:

A new app from Shrinking the Footprint, the national environmental campaign of the Church of England, offers smartphone users the opportunity to measure and reduce their carbon footprint.

PP-header2.jpgLooking for an 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:

Pencil Preaching is blog that Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines scripture and sketching to reflect on the word.

Daily Bread is a series 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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