Morning Briefing

Lampedusa -- Pope Francis visits Italy's migrant island of Lampedusa. He threw a wreath of flowers into the sea in a sign of mourning (video)

Egypt: Coptic Christian priest shot dead

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -- The hunt is on for Polish priest in pedophilia scandal

Commentary: The Church’s Errant Shepherds by Frank Bruni

Vatican City -- Pope Francis said Saturday it pained him to see priests driving flashy cars and told them to pick something more "humble."

Paroled Joliet Diocese priest facing deportation

Kansas City, Mo. -- Lawsuit set to begin alleging abuse by KC priest drove boy to suicide

Commentary: Rush to elevate John Paul ignores victims, by Kevin Culle

Embryo Screening IVF Breakthrough Produces Baby Connor -- New way of screening embryos promises to increase the success rate

Is the Hulk Catholic? Vatican newspaper devotes page to the possible religious views of comic book heroes

Editorial: Catholic bishops cry wolf. Neither progress toward same-sex marriage nor a contraceptive mandate threatens the broad protections of religious liberty for which this country is renowned.

Dublin -- Thousands rally against abortion law in Ireland

Man who killed Amazon activist nun released after just eight years

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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