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The next USCCB president? Louisville archbishop poised for national role

India's bishops' conference: Labor office demands justice for workers, also asks the church to take active steps to combat bonded labor in the country

Indonesia -- Sr. Eustochia makes a stand for abused women in Flores.

Women resistant to Pope Francis' call for new theology

Commentary: Cutting food stamps is a bad way to balance the budget

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Questionnaire for Synod of Bishops on the family: Some American bishops frustrated by lack of national plan for soliciting input from U.S. Catholics

Questionnaire for Synod of Bishops on the family: For LGBT, what's amazing is what is not there. There’s no mention of sin. Nothing about intrinsically disordered desires. The children aren’t called illegitimate.

Sex and politics: Senate advances legislation banning workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Sex and politics: Catholic bishops oppose anti-discrimination bill

Column: Black Power fists, the Bible and the apron: the contradictions of our lives

Brooklyn Diocese Sues One of Its High Schools in Queens

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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