Morning Briefing

Washington, D.C. -- Key senators agree on sweeping immigration reform. The Gang of Eight: Democrats Charles Schumer of New York, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Michael Bennet of Colorado; and Republicans John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Marco Rubio of Florida and Jeff Flake of Arizona.

Pope to Roman Rota: Lack of faith may hurt the validity of marriage

Scotland -- A Catholic adoption agency in Scotland has been warned that it could lose its charitable status if it does not allow applications from gay couples.

New York Times editorial: The Cardinal and the Truth No member of the Roman Catholic hierarchy fought longer and more energetically than Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles to conceal the decades-long scandal involving the rape and intimidation of children by rogue priests

Philadelphia, Pa. -- Jury deliberations began Friday afternoon in the trial of a Catholic priest and a former Catholic-schoolteacher who are accused of sexually assaulting the same altar boy in the late 1990s.

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Bishop Finn airs frustration over KC-based National Catholic Reporter Finn objects to editorial positions taken by the Kansas City-based newspaper.

NCR publisher responds to Bishop Finn

Catholics speak out for political change in Vietnam

Catholic Herald of UK interviews San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, who says, we can achieve ‘spiritual greatness’ in the fight for marriage

New York -- Husband and dad will become Roman Catholic priest -- and take vow of celibacy. Former Episcopalian priest has been married 33 years.

Profile of NCR film reviewer, Sr. Rose Pacatte: Acting as a Mediator at the Crossroads of Faith and Film

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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