Morning Briefing

Yesterday was the First Sunday in Advent. This season, NCR is joining with our sister publications, Celebration and Global Sisters Report to share Advent resources. Whether you're looking for Scripture study, some meditative reflections or an inspiring read, check out Our Celebration of Advent page.

Pope Francis wrapped up his trip to Myanmar Saturday. Here's the news in case you missed it:

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What do you want to know about the Republican Tax plan?

President Donald Trump did two big things on Monday morning before jetting off to Utah to announce he is shrinking two national monuments. 1) He tweeted a full-scale endorsement of Roy Moore's Senate campaign in Alabama. 2) He offered sympathy for his former national security adviser Michael Flynn. This illustrates how his presidency is a sort of bizarro version of every other presidency that has come before it.

El Paso -- Transition home helps women overcome crises, regain independence

Maine’s Catholic bishop shocks parishioners with details of priest’s affair with employee. Retired pastor and former parish administrator living together in Texas.

South Sudan Bishop has used the start of advent to advocate for peace in the troubled nation.

Obama: We need to elect more women because 'men seem to be having problems'

DailyBreadBanner.jpgStart your day inspired with daily scripture reflections. Join NCR's sister publication, Celebration, for Daily Bread, a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings.

Or reflect on Pencil Preaching.jpgPencil Preaching by Pat Marrin. Every morning Pat Marrin breaks open the Word with a pencil sketch and a short meditation.

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