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Catholic Worker's free speech case heads to Supreme Court

Remembering the 20th anniversary of a Plowshares action for peace

Vatican: Council of Cardinals undertaking 'in-depth' reform

Jason Berry on Evangelii Gaudium and the Catholic Clerical Sex Abuse Crisis (H/T bilgrimage.blogspot.com)

Commentary: Radical Francis has won skeptics over -- and put himself in danger by Liz O'Donnell

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Pesaro, Italy -- Priest handed two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for sexual relationship with 13-year-old

Obamacare fix wins applause, but troubles remain

Michigan woman sues U.S. Catholic bishops over miscarriage treatment

Mexican bishop takes on cultish cartel in drug war battleground state

Central African bishop welcomes arrival of foreign troops

Winona Bishop Quinn Addresses Priest Abuse. County judge orders release of the names of priests accused of sexual assault.

Vatican dodges UN sex abuse questions

Los Angeles Times' two-day series on Cardinal Roger Mahony

What readers thought of the series: Angered by church sex abuse, readers turn against Cardinal Mahony

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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