Morning Briefing

Madison, Wis. -- Bishop Morlino marks 10 years heading central Wisconsin diocese.

Madison, Wis. -- Tidbits about Morlino's tenure that wouldn't fit in the first story.

Pope Francis’ comments on accepting gay priests has rocked the Catholic world, yet even progressive Catholics disagree on the import of his statement. Was it just a change of tone, not substance? Was it too little, too late? Will he follow through with action or was this statement just for show?

Helena, Mont. -- Diocese, insurers argue over coverage in sex-abuse cases

Australia -- Centres Against Sexual Assault see more clients but miss out on federal government funding

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Commentary: Sodom, homosexuality, drone strikes and prayer by Fr. Thomas Reese

Catholic church launches hi-tech campaign for younger crowds (video)

Dublin -- President Higgins convenes Council of State to ponder abortion bill move

Pope Francis gave gays the thumbs-up yesterday but backed the church’s ban on women priests.

You might have missed this one last week: Humanae Vitae at 45: A Personal Story

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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