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Global wave of prayer launches as Francis urges action against hunger

Cardinal O'Malley calls on Congress to support food stamps

Irish Catholic Watchdog Issues Child Abuse Report -- 325 Christian Brothers accused of abuse since 1975; 12 faced criminal charges

Pope Francis gets high ratings from Catholics, according to poll

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Acton Institute President Fr. Robert A. Sirico Responds to Rush Limbaugh on Pope Francis, ‘Evangelii Gaudium’ (audio)

Harrisburg, Pa. -- Pennsylvania's House of Representatives advanced several pieces of a child-abuse reform package stemming from the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy scandals.

MTVU, the music channel for university students, Pope Francis and New Zealand pop singer Lorde as its man and woman of the year.

Commentary: Inequality works for me! by Joe Ferullo

Scotland: Church closures threat as priest numbers halved

Conversations with Sr. Camille: After daughter's murder, mother finds comfort in God, family

So much news from Australia, which has convened a Royal Commission to investigate child sexual abuse:

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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