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The latest on discussions between LCWR and the Vatican:

Vatican City -- Vatican defends record on sexual abuse to UN panel

Another take on the above story: Vatican reveals punishment for pedophiles

Before the U.N. committee, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi accused the Irish government of “mishandling” money paid to abuse victims

Australia: Christian Brothers' records show order knew of abusers as long ago as 1919 and the extent of the harm inflicted was first recognized by the order's leaders in 1954.

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Warsaw, Poland -- Polish court appoints two lawyers to represent Dominican boys accusing Polish priest of abuse

An expert, bipartisan panel calls for massive overhaul of the capital punishment system. "Without substantial revisions -- not only to lethal injection, but across the board -- the administration of capital punishment in America is unjust, disproportionate and very likely unconstitutional."

Hispanic Evangelicals Call for Change in Capital Punishment

NCR's ecclesial opulence watch: Catholic diocese of Raleigh, N.C., unveils scaled-back cathedral plan

N.Y. Cardinal Timothy Dolan shares media tips he learned at ‘school of hard knocks’

Pax Christi Metro New York honors 2014 peacemakers


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Pencil Preaching is a blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.

DailyBreadBanner.jpgDaily Bread is a series of 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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