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Editorial: Where the blame lies over Iraq: The impact of the 2003 invasion cannot be dismissed The effort by the “class of 2003” [Cheney, Bremer and Blair] to play down its own role in the current disaster is unseemly and absurd.

Commentary: Dick Cheney’s Chutzpah: Never Right on Iraq, Still Wrong Now by E.J. Dionne Jr.

Commentary: Sorry, Fox News: Pope Francis is 'competent' enough to talk about economics by Elizabeth Stoker

Washington -- Same-sex marriage opponents claim papal blessing, see biblical battle

Commentary: Cordileone and the Defense of Marriage by Michael Sean Winters

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Immigration and the Church -- How to treat unaccompanied immigrant children at center of policy debate

Eight shelters in the Chicago area hold 450 immigrant children who crossed the border illegally and without a parent or guardian. Ministering to unaccompanied immigrant children by Megan Sweas. Global Sisters ReportGlobal Sisters Report, devoted to covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious. It offers news, commentary and reflections on spirituality and theology.

Abuja, Nigeria -- The termination of pregnancy is very common in Nigeria, but because of the restrictive abortion law, most procedures are performed under unsafe and clandestine conditions giving rise to many deaths and disabilities. The Chilly Road to Unsafe Abortion: A National Challenge by Ogaziechi Theodore

The Massachusetts Legislature is on the verge of finalizing a bill that extends time limit on sexual abuse lawsuits Would let alleged child victims file until age 53. Massachusetts Catholic Conference, which represents the state’s four Catholic bishops, supports the legislation.

Irondale, Ala. – EWTN acquires Catholic News Agency and Spanish-language ACI Prensa


PP-header_with-outline.jpgLooking for 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:

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.

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

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