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For profit health system bidding on Daughters of Charity hospitals: Conflict and controversy surround sale of California Catholic hospitals

St. Louis -- School Fires Lesbian Couple Over Joint Mortgage Application

For three decades, Rome blocked the path to sainthood of Archbishop Óscar Romero of San Salvador for fear that it would give succor to the proponents of liberation theology: Under Pope Francis that obstacle has been removed by Paul Vallely

Bishop Cirilo Flores, head of the Roman Catholic diocese of San Diego, has been diagnosed with an advanced stage of cancer, the diocese said Wednesday.

Jackson, Miss. -- Catholic, Methodist and Episcopal leaders are scheduled to meet this morning with Gov. Phil Bryant, asking Mississippi to keep sponsoring a 34-year-old program that resettles children with legal refugee status.

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Müller and Fellay to meet: The leader of the Society of St. Pius X will be received by the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican

NCR Book Club: Memoir at its best with practical advice to battered women

GSR Today: An update from Dominican sisters in Iraq 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.

Bishops ask Iowa Catholics to query politicians

Sonoma, Calif. -- Two sisters sell their designs to feed the hungry, in gratitude

New York -- Cardinal Dolan says he will stay as grand marshal of St. Patrick's Day Parade after organizers say they're allowing the first gay contingent to march.


Looking 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:

PP-header_with-outline.jpgPencil 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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