National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

Morning Briefing

 |  NCR Today

Advent with NCR: O Compassionate God, O Radiant Dawn -- Daily reflections

South Africa -- World leaders join singing crowds for Mandela memorial

Providence, R.I. -- Bishop Tobin: Mandela's support for abortion 'shameful'

Mourning Nelson Mandela at South Africa's biggest Catholic church (Video)

Australia -- Royal Commission on child sex abuse: 'No justice' in Towards Healing, the Catholic church's institutional response to abuse

Help keep NCR going!
We rely on donations to bring you the latest news.
Donate today.

Collegeville, Minn. -- St. John's Abbey releases list of likely 18 sexual abusers -- Nine are monks living at Saint John's Abbey under supervised safety plans, seven monks are deceased and two men no longer are connected to the abbey.

Kansas City, Mo. -- Former altar boy, clergy sex abuse survivor sues Catholic League for religious and civil rights, alleges defamation

Washington -- Letter signed by interfaith leaders urges Congress to pass gun control laws

Catholic high school fires teacher who applied for gay marriage license

Calls to hike minimum wage echo long-standing Catholic social teaching

Francis supports campaign to end global hunger

Pope Francis is not a standard-bearer for the right or the left

Louisville, Ky. -- Catholic women ordained priest and deacons

The ACLU is suing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Debate Over Catholic Directives That Affect 13 Percent of US Hospitals

 

PP-header_with-outline.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.

DailyBreadBanner.jpgDaily 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.

NCR Comment code: (Comments can be found below)

Before you can post a comment, you must verify your email address at Disqus.com/verify.
Comments from unverified email addresses will be deleted.

  • Be respectful. Do not attack the writer. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the original idea will be deleted. NCR reserves the right to close comment threads when discussions are no longer productive.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report abuse" button. Once a comment has been flagged, an NCR staff member will investigate.

For more detailed guidelines, visit our User Guidelines page.

For help on how to post a comment, visit our reference page.

 

Feature-flag_GSR_start-reading.jpg

NCR Email Alerts

 

In This Issue

August 15-28, 2014

08-15-2014.jpg

Not all of our content is online. Subscribe to receive all the news and features you won't find anywhere else.