Morning Briefing

New Jersey Catholics have anger, disgust for abuser priest in ministry

Gonzaga University reverses decision on Knights of Columbus student group

Vatican official says Curia reform needs time, dismisses bank rumors

Minneapolis, Minn. -- Eight metro-area athletically successful Catholic [high] schools to discuss new conference

Providence, R.I. -- Bishop Tobin on health of Church: We'll have to be creative. Says Church is strong but needs changes. (He means one priest serving multiple parishes.)

Detroit, Mich. -- Catholic families plan prayer vigil over no-communion stance. Signs read: "We love our gay kids."

U.S. bishops: FDA 'acted irresponsibly' in lowering age for emergency contraceptive

Australia -- Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane issued a "direct and personal challenge" at a Catholic men's breakfast to "join with me in the task of rebuilding God's Church". Tells his personal story.

Columbus, Ohio -- Man ejected after faulting bishop over Watterson teacher’s firing

Australia -- The two men employed by the Catholic Church to determine Melbourne abuse complaints have angrily denied conspiring to conceal offences.

Documentary focuses on gay activism of Jesuit John J. McNeill

Chicago -- Bishop Timothy Lyne, 94, will celebrate his 70th year as a priest Sunday

Syrian troops advance in push to oust rebels from central city of Homs, activists say

Fr. Tom Reese: The Mind of Francis: Capitalism, Jobs & Globalization

Swiss abbot's 'fiery appeal' available in English

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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