Morning Briefing

WYD Brazil 2013: The pope’s pilgrimage to Aparecida today. A journey to the roots of Francis' papacy

WYD Brazil 2013: Roughly 10 of the 65 current seminarians in Brooklyn found the roots of their calling at World Youth Day, according to Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio.

WYD Brazil 2013: Another Take on WYD

WYD Brazil 2013: Pope Francis refuses major security detail during Brazil visit. Mobbed motorcade scares church organizers.

Editorial: With canonization approvals and encyclical, Francis' pontificate has begun

Right wing 'generally not happy' with Francis, Chaput says

Chennai, India -- India's first transgender pastor finds fulfillment. Faith in Christ helped her through many hardships.

Newcastle, Australia -- Sex abuse survivor testifies before state inquiry

Monitoring priests 1: Detroit archdiocese had removed priest from ministry; priest was reporting to monitoring office, but church didn't know the priest was under investigation by federal agents for child porn

Monitoring priests 2: Parishioners of New Jersey church were never told that a suspected child sex offender was allowed to live in the rectory

Buffalo, N.Y. -- Parish seeks money to fund Father Baker’s push for sainthood, basilica makes appeal to region's Catholics

Chapel Hill, N.C. -- University ministries move, grow to meet mission

NASA reveals Earth's portrait taken from deep space

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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