Morning Briefing

Mumbai, India -- 'Persecution' Report: 131 instances of violence against Christian communities in 2012

Immigration reform: 'This will be the year,' bipartisan Senate 'gang' says

Under pressure, Boy Scouts may ease no-gays policy

So long, Catholic Boy Scouts? The Girl Scouts are already under scrutiny.

Catholic high school caught boosting prices for class rings

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Washington, D.C. -- Catholic Univ. to continue fighting birth-control mandate

Westminster, England -- Catholic Church Threatens To Fire British Gay Teachers Who Marry

UK: Catholic Bishops brief MPs on why same sex marriage Bill should be opposed

Los Angeles, Calif. -- Opinion: The church retains its barrier of silenceby D.J. Waldie

German bishop files report on sex abuse with bishops' conference: Said he was deeply ashamed about what it contained.

Winston-Salem, N.C. -- Volunteer charged with embezzling $4,000 from local Catholic. Coffers of the ladies guild raided

Big East, Catholic 7 in talks to end relationship in one more season - report

Dung beetles use the Milky Way as a map, and other science news

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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