Morning Briefing

Australia -- The Catholic Church has released the names of 29 Melbourne priests who it acknowledges are guilty of sexually abusing children.

Vatican official says politicians should resign rather than support abortion legislation

An Endorsement That’s a Blessing Pope Benedict's retirement sparks an economic boomlet in Leon, Mexico.

Commentary -- Belief Is the Least Part of Faith By T. M. Luhrmann

Commentary -- Who should take the blame for the Newark priest scandal? By Scott Alessi

Seattle, Wash. -- Gonzaga music prof. linked to investigation of child pornography

Bremerton, Wash. -- Catholic pastor pulls parish out of the Boy Scouts. Make sure you read the priest's list of possible causes for same-sex attraction.

Gay Catholic priest comes out to an uncertain future

The State of the Internet: Wearables, Driveables, Flyables

Syrian opposition won't participate in peace talks

This fascinating time-lapse video shows nine months of the Mars Curiosity Rover digging and moving its way across the red planet, in just one minute. Unlike the typical Mars beauty shots, the video shows the rover actually getting its work done.

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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