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Commentary: Can Francis really change the "old boys' club" that controls bishop appointments? by Bryan Cones

Editorial: Extend statute of limitations for child victims of sex abuse

Mangalore, India -- 100 priests, 500 nuns attend faith convention

The Synod on the Family: No consensus on meaning of Vatican synod questionnaire

The Synod on the Family: Brisbane, Australia -- Brisbane archbishop has no plans on how the synod on the family consultation process will be handled.  "However, I'm happy for a consultation to take place as widely as reasonably possible," he said.

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The Synod on the Family: England and Wales -- Bishop Hine welcomes the decision to send out this questionnaire seeking input from lay Catholics around the world

The Synod on the Family: Canada -- “This is precisely the process we’ve followed in the past.” “I have as a diocesan bishop done precisely this -- sat down with the priests of the diocese to come up with a picture of the situation," said Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops president Archbishop Paul-André Durocher

Vatican embassy in Syria hit, damaged by mortar strike

A national call for clemency

New Hampshire's only death row inmate: NH Court to Rule on Cop Killer's Death Sentence

Vatican dismisses reports of women cardinals

Reactions to Pope Francis' latest surprise: a survey on the modern family

Dublin -- Catholic bishops to campaign against referendum on same-sex marriage

Dublin -- The Irish bishops' statement

Kansas City, Mo. -- Idaho priest removed from Missouri parish -- Removal did not involve impropriety with a minor, bishop says, but he does not provide details.

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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