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Four ways to heal the divide between pro-life and social justice advocates

Just barely. How Roe v. Wade Survived 43 Years of Abortion Wars

Sexual abuse at St. John’s Abbey revealed in 15,000-page disclosure

Bhopal, India -- Sr. Julia Thundathil serves people with Hansen's disease, discarded from family, ostracized

Birmingham, Ala. -- Religious leader reacts to Alabama's first inmate execution in more than 2 years Catholic Bishop of Birmingham Robert Baker had asked Governor Bentley to stay the execution.

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New Mexico's three Catholic bishops said Wednesday that certain members of their flock question them for engaging in political issues, but they feel morally obligated to speak on important topics facing the state and its most vulnerable residents.


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:

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.


Cardinal Turkson: Bishops should promote Laudato si': Bishops hold a “privileged position” in promoting the message of the Encyclical.

Two Catholics nominated as Scotswomen of the Year The two began the Ethiopia Medical Project, fundraising for the clinic and regularly travelling to the country to lend a hand.

Hawaii Catholic Church Sues Insurer Over Sex Abuse Payouts The church says it is about to settle dozens of claims that could total millions of dollars, but First Insurance Co. is refusing to pay.

The Wanderer asks His Eminence Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta: Do you have any words for faithful priests who find themselves discouraged by the current ecclesiastical atmosphere of doctrinal confusion and subversion?

Canada -- Edmonton’s archbishop has added his voice to those of other Catholic officials criticizing the province’s guidelines to protect transgender students.


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