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Minneapolis newspaper calls for Nienstedt's resignation

NCR Today: The Minneapolis Star Tribune on Sunday called for the resignation of its archbishop, John Nienstedt, after the archdiocese's recent troubles.

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All is lost with war, especially children's lives, future, pope says

The Francis Chronicles: "Never war! Never war! ... Stop it, please! I beg you with all my heart! It's time to stop!"

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Spirituality

Marriage: two people 'in this thing together'

Essay: If the Synod of Bishops asked Mike Leach about marriage, what would he say? Something different than what the bishops got in the synod's working document, that's for sure.

Women Religious

Nuns reach out to sex workers in fight against prostitution in the Philippines

Global Sisters Report: These "rescue operations" help the sisters establish contact with the sex workers by distributing rosaries and missionaries' phone numbers.

Art & Media

Auschwitz selfie girl defends her actions

An Alabama teen who faced criticism for posting a smiling snapshot of herself in front of the Auschwitz concentration camp is defending her actions, saying it was a tribute to her father who passed away.

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What our parish does about contraception and family planning

Parish Diary: What does our parish do about contraception? We teach as the church teaches. Are we having any significant impact? No.

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Marriage: two people 'in this thing together'

Essay: If the Synod of Bishops asked Mike Leach about marriage, what would he say? Something different than what the bishops got in the synod's working document, that's for sure.

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Morning Briefing

NCR Today: Pope, UN call for peace in Gaza; French bishops visit Iraqi Christian; Local paper asks Nienstedt to step down; Bridgeport, Conn., diocese begins synod.

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July 18-31, 2014

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