Morning Briefing

Catholic Tipping Point Tour Hits Its First Snag -- Boston Cardinal O'Malley bans touring Austrian priest from parish

For the hockey fans: The 8 greatest photos of Chicago Blackhawks locker room celebration (Gallery)

Sri Lanka -- A voice for the voiceless Founded by Oblate Fr. Tissa Balasuriya, the Center for Society and Religion gives slum dwellers a platform for their ideas and views on current issues. (Video)

New Orleans -- Archbishop Apologizes for Predecessor’s Insensitivity to Lesbians and Gays. A short statement that speaks volumes about how far the Catholic church has come in 40 years.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- Vietnam's religious policies make people feel threatened, says Cardinal John Baptist Pham Minh Man

Alaska -- Tour company's bankruptcy may keep Alaska youth from WYD in Rio

Ohkay Wwingeh Pueblo, N.M.Oldest Catholic parish in U.S. celebrates 415 years

Israeli court overturns decision penalizing Catholic woman for refusing to convert

Australia -- The truth will heal: The Catholic Church and the Royal Commission by Francis Sullivan, CEO of the Catholic church's Truth, Justice and Healing Council.

Melbourne, Australia -- Archbishop Denis Hart disputes police allegations made in Victoria's Child Abuse Inquiry

Roman Catholic women priests ordained in Falls Church

Carrollwood, Fla. -- Neighbors fight against a proposed Catholic cemetery in their community

Prague, Czech Republic -- Volunteers helping Catholic church reclaim property

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's living-in girl friend tours the Vatican

In appreciation: Bernard Cooke remembered as visionary educator, inspiring theologian

Sacraments, ministry at heart of Cooke's 50 years of work

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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