National Catholic Reporter

The Independent News Source

Morning Briefing

 |  NCR Today

draw_francis.jpgYou have less than a week to enter Religion News Service's "Pope Francis Art Contest." Enter today.

Britain to Press UN Members to Authorize Action in Syria

A Syrian Chaldean Catholic bishop yesterday warned that armed intervention in Syria could unleash a "world war."

"This attack being planned by the United States is a criminal act, which will only reap more victims, in addition to the tens of thousands of these two years of war. This will destroy the Arab world's trust in the West," says Gregory III Laham, Patriarch of Antioch of the East, of Alexandria and Jerusalem of the Melkites.

Washington state leaders create wish list for comprehensive immigration reform

09-12-2014_health.jpgTake a sneak peak inside our Health & Well-Being special section. These articles only available in the print newspaper and Kindle edition, so subscribe today!

Vatican City -- Retired pope's secretary says 'mystical experience' story is untrue

The anniversary of the March on Washington -- Catholic schools provide a beacon of hope to Washington families by Cardinal Donal Wuerl

Michael Sean Winters is on vacation. Read this from his stand-in: Three options for the countercultural Catholic by Robert Christian

More than 50 abortion clinics across U.S. have closed since 2010, report shows

Treasury Secretary Lew Reiterates No Negotiations With Congress on Debt Limit

Hong Kong -- Catholic cardinal warns of possible violence in Hong Kong over democracy protest

Sioux City, Iowa -- Bishop mulling diocese's role in immigration reform push

Frankfurt, Germany -- Catholics rise up against bishop's leadership

Priest-calligrapher portrayed in film about Steve Jobs

Student Catholic priests numbers on the rise in Ireland. Twenty enroll at national seminary, eight more than last term.

Bolzano and Brixen, Italy -- Church told to pay 700,000 euros to compensate child sex abuse victim

Los Angeles -- Catholic churches push Rep. Ed Royce on immigration

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.

 

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

September 12-25, 2014

09-12-2014.jpg

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