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Sr. Simone Campbell talks LCWR and Nuns on the Bus

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Social Service Sr. Simone Campbell said the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will be "another step in the dark, faithful to mission." In her Aug. 7 trip to Kansas City, Mo., Campbell, executive director of the lobbying group NETWORK, visited NCR headquarters to talk about LCWR, health care, her book Nuns on the Bus and more.

Papal Korea visit to be broadcast live for 124 hours

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There are a number of ways to follow Pope Francis' Aug. 14-18 visit to South Korea using various media sources, including my own updates on the NCR website. The best way to follow it live will be on the Station KBS, the official Korean broadcast site. It will use some of the most advanced Web broadcasting technologies.

Broadcasting will be continuous for 124 hours, representing the 124 martyrs that Pope Francis will beatify Saturday. 

Three contradictions in Obama's foreign policy

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It's been a very discouraging summer, watching President Barack Obama be placed more and more in contradictory positions in foreign policy. These are not just his contradictions, but the historic contradiction of U.S. foreign policy in general. The U.S. has often enunciated idealistic policies toward the rest of the world but in reality has pursed more self-interests and oppositional policies. We have often spoken of supporting democracy and representative governments but in truth have supported our share of anti-democratic and repressive regimes.

Father of child who died in Korean ferry disaster: 'I beg the pope to call for investigation'

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Kim Young-oh sits under a white tent in the middle of a downtown Seoul plaza. His mission: to force the government of President Park Geun-hye to pass legislation to set up an independent investigation and prosecution for those responsible for the death of 17-year-old daughter.

Kim Yoo Min died April 16 when a Japanese-built, Korean-owned ferry capsized off the South Korean coast, taking the lives of 300, mostly secondary school students on their way to a weekend island jaunt.

He has been fasting for 30 days and is visibly very weak.

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