Morning Briefing

Syrian forces stretched, intelligence chief dies

14 dead, 50 wounded in shooting at Colorado theater, police chief says

Scientists Lay Out Map to Curing AIDS

Amid political battle, Catholic bishops promote 'natural' family planning

SSPX recognizes papal authority, hints discussions will continue

Enola, Pa. -- Korean Catholics welcome church of their own

Countdown to the Oct. 21 canonization in Rome of the young Native American and mystic who lived in the Mohawk Valley in the 17th century. Hundreds of Native Americans attending the 73rd annual Tekakwitha Conference

Boston -- Black Catholic Choir celebrates 20th year

The first U.S. church official convicted of endangering children in the priest sex-abuse scandal asked yesterday for probation instead of prison, saying he had already experienced months of scrutiny, vilification and shame.

Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives made 38 grants totaling more than $3.2 million to fund work that promotes healthy communities in the United States, Haiti and Mexico.

NCR's sister publication, Celebration, posts reflections on each day's Scripture reading. Here's a link: You may want to bookmark it. It's a great way to begin the day.

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