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MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski made her first on-air comments about President Donald Trump’s Twitter rant against her, saying Trumps remarks are “really sad for our country.” (Loud videao ad plays when you open this page.)

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rotondaro family: Fred Rotondaro had a knack for friendship across DC divides

Here's a take on The Handmaid's Tale, I bet you haven't seen: Misogyny in plain sight, women's place in capitalism

Yesterday Peter Feuerherd who reports on parish life in the USA, posted a story with this provoctive question: Should we hold hands or not during the Our Father? Now we have survey we want you to take: We want to hear more about your parish's practice. We'll report the results back to you sometime next week.

Come along on a "virtual retreat" as Global Sisters Report offers a look into a 10-day eco-scientific-spiritual program led by Maryknoll sisters in the heart of Panamas tropical forest.

Download this FREE NCR eBook to learn more about impact of Humanae Vitae.

London -- Field studies fuel dispute over whether banned pesticides harm bees

Commentary: Trump administration tries to circumvent Supreme Court travel ban ruling

"If Republican Senators are unable to pass what they are working on now, they should immediately REPEAL, and then REPLACE at a later date," tweeted Trump, who has frequently called for repeal and replacement to happen simultaneously. (Another loud video ad to wait out.)

Greensburg, Pa. -- Greensburg bishop rallies Catholic response to opioid epidemic

Sr. Mary Do Thi Thuy of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate volunteers to work people with HIV at a non-Catholic commune in northern Vietnam.

Heidi Schlumpf says: The Catholic Church must continue soul-searching

DailyBreadBanner.jpgStart your day inspired with daily scripture reflections. Join NCR's sister publication, Celebration, for Daily Bread, a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings.

Or reflect on Pencil Preaching.jpgPencil Preaching by Pat Marrin. Every morning Pat Marrin breaks open the Word with a pencil sketch and a short meditation.

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