Morning Briefing

Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana: Pope hopeful blames gay priests for abuse

Cardinal Roger Mahony: Group wants cardinal banned from conclave

Vatican's top ex-cop on abuse: Mahony must 'decide in conscience'

Pope Benedict's seven last minute moves

In picking the next pope, Catholic population doesn’t equal power. The power in the College of Cardinals is decidedly European.

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Mumbai Cardinal Oswald Gracias, President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, declares: On Feb. 22, the feast of the Chair of St. Peter, "every Christian institution, convent and monastery" will dedicate an hour of adoration praying for the pope

Jonah 3:1-10 They proclaimed a fast and all of them, great and small, put on sackcloth.

Ireland addresses women of Magdalene Laundries Prime minister apologizes, vows compensation

Dr Evelyn Livingston Billings: Pioneer of natural fertility planning has died

Pope Benedict XVI to Earn $3,340/Month as Retirement Benefits

Supreme Court to consider limits on individual political contributions

Will sequestration really be that bad?

Could Chris Christie Bring the GOP Around on Climate?

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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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