Morning Briefing

When the hunter becomes the hunted: Faith, Not Proof by Drew Christiansen

Vatican City -- Israeli government sources say Pope Francis could organize meeting between Jews, Christians and Muslims in Rome aimed at speaking out against violence.

Scotland: Cardinal Keith O’Brien, retired after admitting to sexual affairs with priests in his archdiocese, has been praised by the pope’s representative in the UK as having done “a lot of good” during his career, "not withstanding his mistake."

German Priests' Initiative for church reform "urgently appeal" to bishops conference not to approve missal translations.

Press Release: Five Roman Catholic Women to Be Ordained in Falls Church, Va., June 22

Retired Australian Bishop Geoffrey Robinson: Time for 'Catholic spring' and Vatican III

Venezuela-- Catholic Church wine supplies run low in latest shortage

Irish priest suggests that First Holy Communion and confirmations be delayed until adulthood to prevent the events from becoming hollow moments.

Australia -- Charges, accusations of sexual abuse pile up against Salesians

NCR Q&A: The USCCB's new doctrinal chief says his job will be to help bishops preserve the faith that we've received.

A Catholic nun and a Baptist minister walked into a Thai restaurant ... A story of accidental ecumenism

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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