Morning Briefing

Pope Francis leads historical global eucharist event

Funeral, wake set for Fr. Andrew Greeley

Editorial: Father Greeley, Defender of the Faithful

EWTN to launch daily news program with ‘Catholic perspective’ in D.C.

Catholic Church's Influence On Gay Marriage Waning

We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.

Commentary: I'm gay and Catholic, but I'm Not Switching to a Church That Supports Gay Marriage

Commentary: Cuts in food-stamp funding harmful to 'least of these', by Bishop William Dendinger of Grand Island, Neb.

Ireland -- UN watchdog criticizes Magdalene report for lack of independence, says inquiry into the Magdalene laundries did not fully capture the prevalence of abuse and ill-treatment in the laundries.

Sydney, Australia -- Catholic anger forces AussieMite to withdraw controversial ad

An opening in Rome? In a remarkable homily, Pope Francis hints at change in church’s thinking, by James Carroll

Canon Law Case Against Georgetown University Submitted to Cardinal Wuerl, filed by Georgetown alum William Peter Blatty, best known as author of the novel and film "The Exorcist"

Crystal Lake, Ill. -- Catholic parish drops troop over Scouts' new gay policy; pastor says Scouts 'condone' homosexuality

Catholic Leaders Urge Support For Boy Scouts After Shift On Gays

Religious groups who supported gay Scout ban now are okay with changing it. Why?

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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