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Church at center of efforts to rush aid to remotest areas devastated by Philippines typhoon

Jesus statue (a really big statue) unscathed by Typhoon Haiyan

Philippines readies for mass burials as survivors beg

The bishops in Baltimore: US bishops again reaffirm health care mandate opposition

The bishops in Baltimore: Cardinal DiNardo, the new kingmaker?

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The bishops in Baltimore: Read all of NCR's coverage of the bishops' fall meeting here.

Others thoughts -- The Bishops in Baltimore: Seven Signs The Catholic Bishops Aren’t About To Live And Let Live Anytime Soon

Pittsburgh -- Pittsburgh bishop says he will refuse to sign a document allowing a third-party insurer to provide preventative reproductive services for employees of a diocese-related charity even if it means that the nonprofit will have to pay fines.

Peoria, Ill. -- Vial of Pope John Paul II’s blood to be in exhibit

Heart of Louisiana: The Banjo Priest

Apatzingan, Mexico -- In Mexico, agitation between church and gangland state

Melbourne, Australia -- Sex abuse families hear the words so badly wanted

South Korea -- Catholic priest speaks on the need for democratic revival

Jean Rénald Clérismé, former priest and Haiti foreign minister, dies

PP-header_with-outline.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.

DailyBreadBanner.jpgDaily 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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