Morning Briefing

gg_vanity.jpgA cover of Italy's Vanity Fair magazine (left) shows Archbishop Georg Ganswein in this handout picture released by the Vanity Fair press office Jan. 15. Archbishop Ganswein, prefect of the papal house hold and personal secretary to Pope Benedict XVI, has been d ubbed "Gorgeous George" by the Italian media. (CNS photo/Vanity Fair press office via Reuters)

Belleville, Ill.-- Insurance company tells court is has no obligation to pay damages for seriel priest abuser

Obama gun control plan: President to propose assault weapons ban, better background checks

New York Minute: New York's gun laws

Grand Rapids, Mich. -- Missonaries bodies back from Haiti soon

LA documents release: A priest's confession, a man's relief. When Damian Eckert read his former choirmaster's 'sexual autobiography,' part of a court-ordered release of church files, it was a cathartic experience.

NPR's Series on Non-Believers: Today: After Tragedy, Nonbelievers Find Other Ways To Cope and Yesterday: More Young People Are Moving Away From Religion, But Why?

Toronto, Canada -- Gay celibacy group prompts Univ. of Tronto parishioners to leave

Philadelphia -- Man, 24, testifies about childhood assaults by priest, teacher

Archbishop Cordileone in London for meetings on Anglican liturgy

Bishops condemn Egyptian law



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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