Morning Briefing

The papacy of Francis: A revolution underway

The son of Irish bishop speaks out: My father, Bishop Casey, and me

The Vatican aims to create a federation of Catholic broadcasters that can transmit images of Pope Francis to Latin America.

Former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich has teamed up with The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law to open a clinic this semester on clemency matters for people with criminal convictions.

Aberdeen, Scotland -- Bishop apologizes over claims of decades of abuse at Catholic boarding school.

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Editorial: Bishop of Aberdeen commended for addressing abuse. "No avoidance, no aggression, no denial - only humility, an apology and an apparent willingness to act."

Scotland -- Social worker, who compiled a report on "problem priests" in the '90s, dismissed the church's plans to publish annual audits of sexual abuse allegations against priests as "window dressing." An independent commission should be allowed access to the archives of each of the eight dioceses in Scotland, he says.

Jakarta, Indonesia -- High school friends co-found Catholic Fellowship Jakarta , a ministry in English for high school Catholics in Indonesia.

Rwanda: First Lady Lauds Rusizi Church On Reconciliation

NCR Editorial: Congress' ideological battle hurts the neediest

Sr. Simone Campbell tells Paul Ryan to fund aid programs

Pope is most influential, second most-followed world leader on Twitter

Vatican-appointed overseer to attend LCWR gathering

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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