Morning Briefing

Pope Francis is clearly on a mission to alter the status quo, but will that extend to greater freedom for women's leadership in the church? What About the Women? by Sr. Carol Keehan

Philadelphia -- Date set for appeal of convicted priest's conviction -- Msgr. William J. Lynn, convicted last year of child endangerment for his role supervising Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children. Sept. 17 for oral arguments.

Sebewaing, Mich. -- Save Our Rural Catholic Church members rally

Sebewaing, Mich. -- Saginaw Bishop Joseph Cistone responses to criticism of parish merger scheme

Forth Worth, Texas -- Plaintiff seeks to drop suit against Catholic church. Plaintiff was seeking to restore his reputation after he was banned from working in the diocese following accusations of "boundary violations" with youth and young adults.

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MANILA, Philippines — Philippines Catholic church badly needs priests for growing flock

Ndola, Zambia -- Bishop Alick Banda of Ndola tells priests to stand by the poor and act with boldness. Was addressing ordination class of 12.

Sacramento, Calif. -- Catholic bishop blesses pilgrims marching for change in immigration laws

New Haven, Conn. -- Fairfield University, others facing another sex abuse suit. Suits stem from support of a Haiti school.

Sacramento, Calif. -- A diocese's darkest day A detailed account of how a dioceses responded to an accusation of a clergyman abusing a minor.

Mumbai, India -- The India Supreme Court has received a petition seeking to have the Code of Canon Law recognized as the personal law of Indian Christians. When laws of Church and state clash on marriage by Astrid Lobo Gajiwala

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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