Morning Briefing

Milwaukee -- Archdiocese of Milwaukee set to release sex abuse files. NCR will have full reports on the documents released later today. The documents include depositions of Cardinal Timothy Dolan and former Archbishop Rembert Weakland, as well as personnel files of 40+ priests accused of abusing minors.

Milwaukee -- Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee writes about the Release of Documents: "News about this topic can shake one’s faith. In fact, if you decide to go and review this material, prepare to be shocked."

Milwaukee -- Written by Bishop Richard Sklba, special to your Catholic Herald: In Bishop Sklba’s own words

Fairfield, Conn. -- $12 million settles Perlitz Haitian sex cases. Settlement reached with people and charities that supported the Project Pierre Toussaint program.

A Jesuit on LGBT issues and the Catholic church. Being gay is “an invitation to a different way of looking at things, and toward a deeper embrace of the very gospel that threatens to subvert our most cherished notions about the God whose name is Love.”

Goa, India -- Goa government, church officials one on inviting pope

Sydney -- Cardinal George Pell has failed Australia's 5 million Catholics as a religious and moral leader and must be told to stand down as Sydney archbishop, according to a petition by a clergy sexual abuse victims' group to the pope's Australian ambassador.

Orange, Calif. -- First Mass celebrated on site of new catherdral, former sight of "Hour of Power" Crystal Cathedral

Philadelphia -- Final mass for oldest Catholic church in NE Philly

Commentary: A Catholic, a Baptist, and a Secular Humanist Walk Into a Soup Kitchen ... Secularists and humanitarian relief.

Pope Francis' first encyclical to be published Friday. Light of the Faith may be co-written with Benedict

Vatican City -- Pope Francis will on July 8 visit Italy's southernmost island of Lampedusa and celebrate Mass there with migrants. Thousands of migrants arrive there each year from North Africa after a perilous sea voyage.

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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