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Australian Cardinal George Pell testifies 4.5 hours before state parliamentary inquiry: Confessed false documents were created and priests took part in "reprehensible" cover-ups of child sexual abuse. Pell said he would ask the Vatican to send all documents it holds on Victorian sex abuse accusations to the inquiry, a promise he also made to the federal royal commission into abuse.

Analysis of Pell's testimony: The cardinal had many complaints. He was determined to apologize. But he did not go gently

Fugee/Myers Case -- This news broke Friday night: Newark (N.J.) vicar general quits in wake of mismanaged abuse case

Fugee/Myers Case -- Second-day reactions: Archbishop addresses priest's scandal, but skepticism lingers

Fugee/Myers Case -- And more reactions: Some cry scapegoat, others satisfied as archbishop demotes deputy in wake of priest scandal

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San Francisco -- Women becoming priests without Vatican's blessing

London -- Meeting between Black Pentecostal Churches and Catholic Church in England & Wales

New York archdiocese -- Archdiocese Pays for Health Plan That Covers Birth Control

Tanzanian bishops' head warns of growing threat from militant Islamists

Commentary: “Three months on, a cardinal is banished but his church is still in denial.” What is the Church doing about Cardinal (Keith) O’Brien (formerly of Edinburgh?

Two NCR writers impressed by two homilies of Pope Francis: "Open the Doors" and 'Reality understood best at outskirts'

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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