Morning Briefing

Why We Wait for a Non-European Pope By Tiffany Stanley, managing editor of Religion & Politics.

Pope Benedict's Support for Catholic Schools Will Be Lasting Legacy by Fr. Ronald J. Nuzzi, senior director of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program in the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education.

Cardinals converge on Vatican As Benedict prepares for his final day as pope

Op-Ed Contributor -- A Vatican Spring? by Hans Kung

For NCR's full coverage of the pope's resignaton and Benedict's legacy see the web page: Benedict Resigns

All of NCR's coverage of the lead up to the conclave can be found here: Conclave 2013

Chicago Catholic Archdiocese cuts jobs, closes schools

Catholic 7 schools anticipate Big East departure soon

Croatia Catholic Church in anti-sex education campaign

Portland, Oregon -- Catholic University Students Challenge President on Gay Rights

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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