Morning Briefing


President Obama Takes Gun Control Push to Connecticut

White House Pressures G.O.P. on Gun Control

Fears Of Government Tyranny Push Some To Reject Gun Control

Pope appoints Franciscan to religious congregation

We refreshed our website! Drop us a line at to tell us what you think. We value your feedback.

Palestinian leader warns window closing for lasting two-state solution

Syria chemical weapons inspectors 'ready to deploy'

Starting Monday, the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks is releasing for public access 1.3 million US diplomatic cables from the period of the Cold War, 1973 – 1976. The project is dubbed The Kissinger Cables

Gun control: A pro-life issue

Detroit-area Catholic leaders urge gay marriage supporters to skip Communion

Three priests removed from Catholic ministry in Philadelphia for abuse




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.


Papabile of the day: Cardinal João Bráz de Aviz: a gentle and compassionate figure who favors dialogue may not have the grit it takes to be pope.

Support independent reporting on important issues.

 One family graphic_2016_250x103.jpg

Show comments

NCR Comment code: (Comments can be found below)

Before you can post a comment, you must verify your email address at
Comments from unverified email addresses will be deleted.

  • Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea will be deleted. NCR reserves the right to close comment threads when discussions are no longer productive.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate.

For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page.

For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page.

Commenting is available during business hours, Central time, USA. Commenting is not available in the evenings, over weekends and on holidays. More details are available here. Comments are open on NCR's Facebook page.