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Fr. Tom Reese makes his debut as NCR columnist. Column called "Faith and Justice." Today's topic: Francis makes his first mistake

1.3 million Americans lost their unemployment benefits last month. Here are stories from five of them.

Despite potential political and economic costs, GOP leaders say they'll again set conditions on raising the US debt limit in February

NCR's Zagano honored with Paulist justice award

The best commentary on the NCR website this week: Much at stake for Francis in Vatican sex abuse moves by Thomas C. Fox

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Bridgeport, Conn. -- Bishop meets with parish members about sex allegations against pastor Here's some background to this story: Sex allegations follow pastor to Stratford

Fox News News Director: Pope Francis’ war on aspiration By Adam Shaw. Some of you may have missed his earlier piece, Pope Francis is the Catholic Church’s Obama – God help us, which cost him a freelance job: Fox News columnist rips Pope Francis, loses Catholic News Service gig

Pope: The Internet is a 'gift from God.' But watch out for the trolls

Church of England issues new heavenly directives governing Christians' use of social media The nine commandments of Twitter

Vatican sources: Pope Francis intends to visit US in 2015

NCR Editorial: Legion's record calls for criminal investigation

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.

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