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Senate moves toward test vote on Obamacare -- Texas Sen. Cruz pulls an all-nighter

NCR Editorial: Affordable Care Act needs a strong defense

Premiums on Obamacare marketplaces beat expectations, report shows

Boston -- Jesuit suggests female cardinals, asks for names

"The top person can never be wrong." Pope Francis is infallible in his recent statements by Richard Rohr

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

Australian priest, advocate for women's ordination, excommunicated

Providence, R.I. -- Dominican-run Providence College disinvites pro-gay marriage speaker

Minneapolis -- As Catholics rethink views on gays, so do their schools --  the first lay, female president of University of St. Thomas tries to change the tone.

Graz, Austria -- Catholic Church Fined for Mass Phone Texting -- Diocese sent texts to Catholics who hadn't paid church tax

Buffalo, N.Y. -- Diocese pushes further Catholic school consolidation

Catholic Apprehension Abounds Over Pope Interview

San Diego -- Catholic colleges push for immigration reform

Newark, N.J. -- Archbishop Myers calls new right-hand man a 'gift,' rejects claims he's out of favor with pope

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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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