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San Diego hits the episcopal jackpot

Distinctly Catholic: In Lent, the Gloria and Alleluia are suppressed in the liturgy, but there is nothing to prevent San Diegans from using these expressions of joy today.


Morning Briefing

NCR Today: Witch hunts in Tanzania; Islamic State releases 19 Christians; New England churches hurting financially due to weather; execution postponed for Georgia woman.



Mountaintop experiences

On April 3, 1968, the day before he was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tenn. He shared with those present an imaginative view of the whole of human history up to that...

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Sisters offer pastoral presence through social media

Global Sisters Report: Catholic sisters have always gone to minister where the people are, but in today's digital media culture, the people can come to the sisters instead.

Pope Francis cements financial reform in new laws, creates Vatican auditor general

Pope Francis on Tuesday approved a set of new legislative norms that formalize his moves to bring financial accountability and transparency to the Catholic church's central bureaucracy.


Francis picks McElroy, known for mercy emphasis, to lead San Diego diocese

Pope Francis has appointed an auxiliary bishop known for his focus on addressing poverty and stressing the role of mercy in church teaching as the new bishop of San Diego.


Benjamin Netanyahu's blunder puts cracks in the US-Israel relationship

NCR Today: Suddenly, the possibility of the U.S. supporting international resolutions sanctioning Israel or in favor of the Palestinians is no longer fictional.


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February 27- March 12, 2015


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