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Twelve years after crash, Shanksville, Pa., breaks ground on 9/11 memorial

The other 9/11: Chile Recalls Coup With Flurry of Events and New Openness

Syria speech: What's next on Obama's to-do list

Obama's Speech On Syria May Fail To Sway Doubters

Analysis: Did Obama set foreign policy via gaffes?

We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.

California -- Stockton Diocese Heading Towards Bankruptcy

Colorado -- Pro-gun-control lawmakers ousted in recall elections (Video)

St. Louis -- Local Maronite Bishop Sending Aid to Syrian Refugees

Kenya -- Parliament vote to withdraw from International Criminal Court is vote fro impunity, Kenya bishops' conference says. The ICC has accused Kenya's president and vice president of masterminding crimes against humanity during and after the 2007 general elections.

Lincoln, Neb. -- A 'crisis of authority' in Lincoln's Catholic diocese? Call to Action member writes about 17-year struggle with excommunication.

Cleveland -- Woman set to be ordained as Catholic priest Saturday

Some Good News this morning: Pirates of the Caribbean sequel delayed. Surely that cow is dry by now?

PP-header2.jpgLooking for an 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:

Pencil Preaching is blog that Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines scripture and sketching to reflect on the word.

Daily Bread is a series 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.


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