Morning Briefing

Ontario, Canada -- No strikes or job sanctions by Catholic teachers

Holyoke, Mass. -- Priest Describes Being Mugged of Collection Money

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.

Opinion from the Irish Times: Being a Catholic these days can feel like being stuck in an episode of 'Father Ted'

William H. Macy: Candid Thoughts On Acting, The Catholic Church & Marriage. Plays the priest in "The Sessions."

Explore Pope Francis' environmental encyclical. Receive our FREE readers' guide when you sign up for the weekly Eco Catholic email.

Ireland: Four bishops have taken part in street protests against abortion outside the Irish parliamentary building in Dublin.

NCR Archives: 1992 Saginaw Bishop Untener ‘There goes a shepherd’

The Diocese of La Crosse is “not doing real well financially,” said Bishop William P. Callahan, who nonetheless sees a bright future as people respond to the church’s needs. Future might include parish consolidations and different educational models.

Retired Bishop Sullivan to go to hospice with cancer

Catholic teen's gay marriage stance unsettles Minnesota town

Opinion: The deacon preached his wife's words by Bob Keeler

Reaction to the above opinion: Catholic women do, in fact, preach

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