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Francis taps reformer for financial cleanup. Ally of the ousted Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò installed.

'Francis revolution' rolls on in both symbols and substance

Church official speaks out for gay rights -- "The church is against making gay sex a criminal act."

The girl shot by Taliban for going to school: Malala’s book launch barred in Pakistan province -- University cancels event after pressure from officials.

Minneapolis -- Archdiocesan leaders avoid charges in two clergy misconduct cases -- County attorneys declined to prosecute archdiocese leaders accused of failing to report sex abuse, porn.

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Catholic diocese of Saginaw, Mich., announces new parish names

Reproductive health bill under review: Philippines' high court to rule on controversial contraception law

Virginia bishops vow to defend voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage

Nigerian bishop tells of church 'slaughter'

Commentary: The belittling and bashing of the pontificate of Pope Benedict is accelerating -- "The current, hateful Rolling Stone article is actually a testament to how effective Benedict was," by Steve Jalsevac

Francis addresses Trustees of Notre Dame University: Pope to Notre Dame delegation: full text

 

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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