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You could have read this news yesterday on NCR: Pope Names Future Newark Archbishop. See also: Pope Francis to name coadjutor archbishop to assist Newark Archbishop John J. Myers

His first published communication since resignation: 'I never tried to cover up abuse,' Benedict insists

Argentine priest Julio Grassi jailed over sexual abuse

Commentary: What The Church Needs More Than a ‘Good Pope’ by Mary E. Hunt

Commentary: The real test of Francis' reform: touching the spiritually poor by Hans Küng

The pope's interview: Delight and concern as Catholics digest pope's interview

NCR's newest columnist: Living life at the intersection of blackness, feminism, womanhood, Christianity by Mariam Williams

Cruz facing opposition from GOP leaders over 'defund ObamaCare' plan

Iran set for U.N. charm offensive Iran's President Hasan Rouhani will address the United Nations for the first time Tuesday.

'Dramatic' drop in global HIV infections

The Diocese of San Bernardino, Calif., is now the nation's fifth largest Catholic diocese, behind only Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Boston. It's a reflection of the growing Latino population in the Inland area.

Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Bishop David Zubik said Monday he will dissolve a Roman Catholic parish in Monongahela unless its two congregations set aside their differences on how to survive under a priest shortage and shrinking church base.

St. Paul, Minn. -- Archdiocese knew of priest's sexual misbehavior, yet kept him in ministry

Jakarta, Indonesia -- After nine years of waiting, Catholic parish gets permission to build church, but Islamic group opposed to construction stalls project

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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