Morning Briefing

Veteran Jesuit explains choice to return to lay life

Protesters arrested at Kansas City, Mo., nuclear plant: U.S. provincial of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate among the arrested

Scotland debates Trident submarine base. Taking cues from Catholics and Church of Scotland

Scandal continues to rock the Vatican bank

Vatican City -- Cost concerns loom for pope's Brazil trip

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Tavis Smiley Interviews Michael D'Antonio about his book Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal.

St. Louis -- Archbishop Robert Carlson Subpoenaed in Priest Sex Abuse Criminal Case

In the Vatican, the pope has many 'masters': Pope tells old friend that all his changes cost him great effort.

California -- State legislators are considering a bill that would give some alleged victims of sexual abuse more time to sue. The Catholic church is waging a pitched battle in Sacramento to quash it.

Maitland-Newcastle diocese, Australia -- When former bishop began to speak out for abuse victims, there was little interest. "It was not overt ostracisation, it was more of an indifference to me and the things I was saying."

Latina Converts to Islam Growing in Number

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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