Morning Briefing

Los Angeles parishioners view documents' release, Mahony suspension with anger, sadness

Santa Barbara DA reported to be looking into priest abuse cases

Opinion: LA Archbishop Gomez -- Finally, a bishop brave enough to break ranks and act against child abuse by Barney Zwartz, religion editor for The Age in Melbourne, Australia

Chaldean Catholic bishops elect Kirkuk archbishop as new patriarch

Canon City, Colo. -- Catholic hospital admits to error. Group says it was 'morally wrong' for arguing fetus is not a human

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HHS Contraceptive Mandate: Archbishop Chaput of Philadelpia cautions against too quickly embracing compromise language (pdf file)

Leaving Afghanistan: U.S. Is in the Most Difficult of Maneuvers

Mangalore, India -- Religious discuss consecrated life Speaker: Religious life is not a form of self-realization through isolation, but is a call to live in communion with others, building communities of freedom, brotherhood and justice.

National Pancake Day -- Free pancakes at IHOP stack up nicely for local charities

Fr. Richard Rohr's Living School -- Taking the loneliness out of the spiritual journey

Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada -- Catholic church is banking on Elvis Presley to help raise funds

The Muzak name — long part of the American vernacular, if sometimes as the butt of jokes — will be retired this week.

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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