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Commentary: Americans more divided by religion than race

This story about the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights made waves earlier this week: Even the Government’s Smartest Lawyers Can’t Figure Out Religious Liberty. Michael Sean Winters says, The Civil Rights Commission report? Ignore it

This summer, a movement called #BankBlack encouraged those protesting police brutality to move their money to black-owned banks. Now, those banks are reporting a huge boost. How #BankBlack could help narrow the US wealth gap

Kildare, Ireland -- Gay married couple to return to church choir after 'overwhelming' public support

Election 2016: Georgetown panel analyzes anger within 2016 presidential election

Abuse whistleblowers renew request for Vatican inquiry of US bishops

Did you see this story? Immigrants released from detention pay thousands in monitoring fees must lease ankle monitors from lease the devices from the private company Libre by Nexus.

Q & A with Sr. Kathleen Mary Kiemen: Supporting the rural community and sustainability

Are Catholic Bishops Tilting to Hillary? Christopher Manion thinks so. "America’s bishops have repeatedly defended illegal aliens. Will they now stand up in defense of legal Americans?" he asks.

Utah’s former Catholic bishop takes aim at death penalty — again Former Utah Bishop John C. Wester (now Archbishop of Santa Fe) leads Catholic clergy in New Mexico opposing N.M. governor's push to reinstate the death penalty.

Opens Today: 37th Annual National Catholic Cross Country Meet at the Univeristy of Notre Dame. (Run, Golden Eagles, Run!)

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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