Morning Briefing

NCR has been covering the international gathering of women religious meeting in Rome:

Pope names Dallas Auxiliary Bishop Mark J. Seitz to head Catholic Diocese of El Paso

Colts Neck, N.J. -- Pastor, youth ministers step down at church where priest violated ban on child contact

Editorial: Pope Francis could appoint a coadjutor bishop to Newark, N.J. This would enable the archdiocese to move forward and restore trust among parishioners.

Columbus, Ohio -- Gay Catholic-school teacher’s firing raises questions

Madison, Wis. -- Holy Wisdom Monastery now off-limits to Catholic priests A February visit to the monastery by Sr. Simone Campbell appeared to be the final straw for Bp. Morlino.

Eau Claire, Wis. -- Eau Claire Catholic schools chief candidate says false report killed his contract. Diocesan officials mistakenly believe he is gay.

New Mexico Catholic church members start fund for stabbing victims 1 week after attack

Australia Parliamentary Special Commission of Inquiry into child sex abuse: 'Catholic mafia' hindered priest probe

The Philippines prepare for election -- Philippines’ Roman Catholic Church’s influence wanes Effort ahead of midterm vote targets backers of birth control

Tanzania -- One killed in attack of Arusha church

Israel’s Red Line Crossed, U.S. Tacitly Backs Ally’s Strikes in Syria

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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