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Priestly abuse: The difference women can make

Catholic Coalition for Church Reform Votes No Confidence in the Leadership of Archbishop John C. Nienstedt

Commentary: Shutdown of Salvadoran human rights office disturbing in light of war atrocities by Aryeh Neier

U.N. scientific report dismisses concerns about the effects of radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster on the Japanese public. Human rights experts object to findings

Background: 8 months, 10 mishaps: A look at Fukushima errors

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

Lodi, Calif. -- New place for Lodi's homeless -- St. Anne's Place offers a new daytime shelter for women, children in need

Wheeling, W.Va. -- Catholic Charities opening a hospitality house in Wheeling to help the homeless in the Northern Panhandle

Fargo, N.D. -- Bishop John Folda contracts hepatitis A from tainted food while in Rome. State health department warns he may have spread the virus back home.

Commentary: Women and Catholic publishing by Heidi Schlumpf

Victoria, Australia -- Catholic church of Victoria facing 95 new abuse complaints

Sydney, Australia -- Lawyer who reviewed church protocols on sexual abuse says: "The church needs to find a way to remove its rotten apples from leadership and influence."

Kottekad, India -- Emulating a typical Hindu pooram, or festival: a portrait of Our Lady of Fatima is carried to the Syro-Malabar Catholic church on elephants

Pittsburgh and Erie, Pa. -- Judge plans speedy ruling on Catholic groups' lawsuit over health care mandate

NCR Sports: Catholics bring spirit to Green Bay Packers tailgate

NCR Sports: Archbishops' bet adds to World Series intrigue

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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