Morning Briefing

Benedict's final gay: Pope promises 'unconditional obedience' to successor

Pope Benedict leaves Vatican for Castel Gandolfo

Cardinals do it too: A, B and C lists

The Vatican is stuck in a monarchical past

Commentary: Catholic Church doesn’t need a revolution by Kathryn Lopez. 27% of female weekly Mass-goers accept the Church’s teaching against contraception, study says.

Explore this NCR special report with recent articles on the topic of immigration and family separation.

Women I know are Catholics who disagree with their church but refuse to give up on it. Many Catholic women refuse notion of never by Connie Shultz

Santa Rosa Diocese requires its teachers to reject 'modern errors' Requiring its 200 schoolteachers to sign an agreement affirming that "modern errors" such as contraception, abortion, homosexual marriage and euthanasia are "matters that gravely offend human dignity."

Cardinal sin of sex in the church: Was Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien pushed before he could even think of jumping.





President Obama calls for U.S. Supreme Court to strike down California's gay marriage ban

US stares down start of steep "automatic" budget cuts

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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