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Pope Francis: 'Women called to service, not servitude'

St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Archdiocese paid problem priests thousands in 'medical retirements'

St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Priest Takes Leave Of Absence Before Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit

California -- Governor vetoes statute of limitations suspension law for sex abuse cases -- Gov. Jerry Brown calls bill “unfair and open-ended.”

Rome debates funeral for Nazi war criminal

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

Iran hopeful Geneva talks can lead to "nuclear roadmap"

Red Cross workers kidnapped in Syria

Limburg, Germany -- Locals in Limburg lose faith in 'luxury bishop'

Limburg, Germany -- German 'luxury bishop' flies to Rome for decision on his job

Carlow Cathedral, Ireland -- Seven 'family men' ordained as Catholic deacons -- The diocese of Kildare and Leighlin is the fifth diocese to ordain men to this reinstated ministry, bringing the total number of permanent deacons in the Irish church to 28.

The Catholic diocese of Sioux Falls, S.D., soon will alter how it serves some rural congregations to reflect demographics. May merge rural parishes to reflect population shifts to cities

30 years of Christmas in October -- Human generosity lives in home rehab effort

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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