Morning Briefing

North Korea nuclear threats likely overblown, experts say

Catholic Bishops To Investigate Catholic Hospital Group That Argued In Lawsuit That Fetuses Are Not People

Before state legislature, Rhode Island Catholic Conference says same-sex marriage bill: "undermines the common good of our state and strikes against the very foundation of our culture."

Catholic Church’s New Envoy to Malaysia Wants Closer Ties With Muslims

Gainesville, Fla. -- Catholic Charities pulls support from women's shelter

LA documents update: Prosecutors in California say they are reviewing newly-released personnel files that document efforts by the Los Angeles Archdiocese to cover up clergy sexual abuse.

Germany -- Rape victims are being turned away, and divorced employees are losing their jobs. Catholic hospitals, kindergartens and nursing homes -- which are primarily tax-funded -- are causing problems for Germany's social welfare state. But some politicians are fighting back.

Youngstown, Ohio -- After law suit settlement goes publice, bishop promises for third time in three years transparency about sexual abuse allegations

University of Notre Dame's lawsuit challenging the federal contraceptive coverage rule, raises many questions: Who is Notre Dame? op-ed from South Bend Tribune.

Vatican Radio: Dialogue with Oriental Orthodox Churches

Monroe, Mich. -- La-Z-Boy Inc. is buying 120 acres of land from the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to build a new $50 million headquarters in Monroe.

Gun violence is ‘pro-life’ issue: Catholic leaders

NASA tests vintage Apollo 11 rocket engine for ideas for new US missions

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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