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Reactions and responses: 'Spotlight' takes home best picture honors at Oscars

To recap: Read NCR's coverage of 'Spotlight' leading up to the Oscars.

Mark Ruffalo, 'Spotlight' creators join Catholic sex abuse victims' rally in downtown L.A.

Performance Review: Review Chris Rock's hot mess of an Oscars show: powerful, confounding, possibly revolutionary

Two young theologians re-examine the teachings of Christian theologian and ethicist John Howard Yoder: Engage survivors more, and Yoder less

Traditionally, many parish groups plan and stage a “Way of the Cross” event on Good Friday, connecting the sufferings of Christ during his passion with the suffering of our brothers and sisters at the hands of violence, greed, poverty, sickness and war. Pax Christi USA has resources to help you plan such prayer events.

Rome and Australia: Cardinal Pell testifies via live-video before Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Response to Child Sexual Abuse. He says, "The church in many places, certainly in Australia, has mucked things up, ... let people down."

Malawi, East Africa -- Bishop Suspends Church Offerings Amid Economic Turmoil

Kalamazoo, Mich. -- Catholic churches in southwestern Michigan to share pastors

Sioux City, Iowa -- Diocese plans to begin consolidating 41 parishes during summer 2017. Would reduce the number of parishes from 108 to 67.

Ashland, Ky. -- Bishop and the Catholic Marriage Tribunal staff to visit Holy Family Church Separated, divorced or divorced and remarried Catholics are encouraged to attend.

Ottawa, Canada -- Number of Syrian refugees in Canada hits 25,000.

DailyBreadBanner.jpgRenew yourself this Lent 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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