Morning Briefing

USCCB: Call to Prayer Friday Fast - Intentions and Reflections. Bishops ask Catholics to offer fasting and abstinence from meat for the defense of marriage.

Jesuit pope offers hope to some targeted US nuns

The Church in Latin America Can Francis Meet the Challenge?

Vatican's communications site, Twitter feed hacked

Critics Wait To See How Pope Francis Deals With Sex Abuse Scandal

This week, we celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of our podcast, NCR in Conversation. Catch the latest episode here.

Catholic Church turns to Anglicans to fill U.S. priest shortage

Pope wants Church to 'intensify' dialogue with Islam

Uganda: It Is Time to Rethink Catholic Celibacy, By Dr James Lutaaya

USA: My Prayer: Let Women Be Priests by Roy Bourgeois

Canada: Inspiration, not salvation role of popeby Tom Harpur

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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