Morning Briefing

Today NCR begins a series of stories to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. with the story of Franciscan Fr. Nathaniel Machesky: Friar helped channel rage into successful boycott

NCR Editorial: John Bolton in the White House is scary indeed

Trump’s two newest high-level appointees have some extremely troubling friends. How John Bolton and Mike Pompeo mainstreamed Islamophobia.

Forty-eight days since the shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school.

The pope is to visit Ireland in August for the World Meetings of Families. The Irish government will tell the Vatican that families "of all shapes and forms" should be celebrated during Pope Francis’ Irish visit. Other points of interest: the Irish government says it would be appropriate for the pope to visit abuse survivors in Ireland. While Francis' visit is not a state visit, it will be treated as such in terms of security measures and cost.

Plans for the World Meeting of Families have had a few hiccups. World Meeting of Families reissues resource booklet without images in first edition Activists call to restore imagery of same-sex couples to booklet

At Georgetown Visitation, the sisters have purposefully created programs that will introduce the Salesian charism to new generations of students Steeped in Salesian tradition, DC girls school adapts to the times

The movement for women's equality in the church cannot be stopped say Marianne Duddy-Burke, Kate McElwee and Mary E. Hunt

Prayer resources from Celebration, National Catholic Reporter and Global Sisters Report continue through the Easter season. For Scripture commentaries, articles, art and graphics visit all the resources on the Celebration page.

NCR and its sister publications offer quite a few resources for the Easter season. For all the liturgical seasons, as a matter of fact.

  • Start 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 by Pat Marrin. Every morning Pat Marrin breaks open the Word with a pencil sketch and a short meditation.

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