Morning Briefing

The evolution of the committed life in the 21st century By Maureen Fiedler

Lay members meet to contribute to Regnum Christi's transformation

Theologian Bernard Cooke dies at age 91

CTSA concludes with examination of new evangelization

Newark, N.J. -- Princeton Public Affairs Group is the most high-powered, high-priced lobbying outfit in New Jersey. The New Jersey Catholic Conference has hired them to fight legislation meant to give victims of childhood sexual abuse the time they need to seek justice. Bishops are battling bills that would extend the statute of limitations.

This week, we celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of our podcast, NCR in Conversation. Catch the latest episode here.

Editorial: The bishops' big guns in Trenton

Manila, Philippines -- Philippine bishops accused of abuse cover-up

Mandalay, Myanmar -- Myanmar bishops make rare statement on religious rights. Following recent anti-Muslim violence, they call the government to deal with religious hard-liners stoking the violence.

Guilty by association: Another CCHD Funding Brouhaha

What will the Supreme Court do on gay marriage?

New Castle, Australia -- Senior Catholics to take New South Wales witness stand

Buffalo, N.Y. -- Bishop, Parishioners Pressure Governor on Abortion Bill

Remembering Bishop Sullivan’s LGBT Ministry

Vatican City -- Benedict XVI in declining health, visitors say

Northern Ireland -- Orange Order outlines plans to avoid parades controversy

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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