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by Dennis Coday

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Editor's Note: The computer servers that run our office internal systems are undergoing maintenance today. That does not affect our website, which is not hosted on our servers, but it affects our being able to access our website from within our building. So if things seem slow today, that's way.

I can't even begin to sort through all the comments and reactions to the unprecedented interview of Pope Francis by America magazine, which was released yesterday. Which the NCR website over the next few days for our columnists' and writers' ideas.

Here's the story behind the interview: Jesuit collaboration central to getting 'unprecedented' interview, magazine's editor says

An Argentine priest, whose conviction for child sex abuse called into question Pope Francis' commitment to battling the abuse scandal in the church, loses appeal. Likely headed back to jail. For background on the case read this.

Gallup, N.M. -- Bishop James S. Wall deposedby two attorneys who have filed 13 clergy abuse lawsuits against the diocese. (Scroll waaaaay down the page -- item 32 on this list.)

St. Louis, Mo. -- Archbishop Carlson deposed in criminal case against priest Related story: Protestors Wonder What Archbishop Testified

Manila, Philippines -- Outcry over arrest of nun in Philippines Nun was helping farmers in wrangle with Aquino family.

Analysis: On Mideast, heads spin over shift in diplomacy

Analysis: On Mideast, heads spin over shift in diplomacy

Canada -- Catholic church warns Quebec government its secular charter will create ‘cultural ghettos’

Vietnam: Bishop appeals to international community following attacks on Catholics

Souix City, Iowa -- Diaconate thrives in diocese

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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