Morning Briefing

Obama on Terrorism and Drones: Pakistan welcomes Obama stance on force

Obama on Terrorism and Drones: A new response in the war on terror

The Christian Brothers and the Christian Brothers of Ireland, Inc., to pay $16.5 million to more than 400 claiming sex abuse

5 more come forward alleging abuse by Hawaii Catholic priests

Catholic rural advocates weigh in on farm bill

Pope Francis officially de-emphasizes papal titles

Commentary: Pope Francis Opens a New Chapter in Catholic-Muslim Relations

Washington state citizens upset by Catholic health care mergers: How the Catholic Bishops Outsmarted Washington Voters

Who would have thought it? Notre Dame's former football coach Weis buyout may approach $19 million

National Council of the Boy Scouts of America voted to include openly gay boys and young men.

Baltimore: Changes in store for city homeless shelter under Catholic Charities

China: The top official of China's state-sanctioned Catholic church said he was encouraged by Pope Francis' attempt to reach out to China's faithful during a prayer this week.

Salina, Kansas -- Catholics, like farmers, must be industrious, bishop says at gathering, marking Rural Life Day.

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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