Morning Briefing

Bishop Joseph Sullivan, Advocate for the Poor, Dies at 83

Book stirring the ecclesiastic waters in the Philippines: Altar of Secrets: Sex, Money, and Politics in the Philippine Catholic Church by Aries C. Rufo

The Woman Who Exposed Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries

Sister Anne Patrick receives John Courtney Murray Award at CTSA

Washington, D.C. -- Church launches door knocking campaigning for 'The new evangelization'

Cardinal Timothy Dolan writes in USA Today: Catholic bishops: Fix unjust immigration system

France: Keep up battle against same-sex marriage, urges Catholic leader

Irish Church Is In Denial: The Catholic church in Ireland is in denial about vocations to the priesthood, says Fr. Brendan Hoban, a founding member of the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP). “Ireland’s priests will have almost disappeared in 20 years,” he said.

The dangerous 'deaconess' discussion by Phyllis Zagano

Commentary: Francis a breath of fresh air in the Catholic church by Michael Gerson

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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