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U.S. official: We think Iran wants a nuclear deal -- and fast

Sharp Words From Israel on Potential Deal With Iran

The coming USCCB meeting: Pastoral priorities from Pope Francis for the US bishops by Fr. Tom Reese SJ

The coming USCCB meeting: With vote, bishops may set new tone or 'hunker down'

The coming USCCB meeting: NCR Editorial: Put concrete realities on US bishops' agenda

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NCR Editorial: Questioning our assent to militarism, questioning support for funding of military archdiocese

You can't make this up: Head of religious order 'framed rivals so he could win election'

Human Trafficking Is Crime Against Humanity, Says Vatican Group

Women religious ask pope for world day of prayer against trafficking

Frequent NCR contributor Jason Berry reflects on Albert Camus at 100: A Secular Saint

Young Voices: Varying approaches to pop culture mirror differences in contemporary church life

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of strongest storms ever, plows across Philippines

The Audacity of Pope -- Here are three ways Pope Francis could seriously rock the boat.

The strength of Pope Francis: It is one thing, though, to admire a pope for living the way most people couldn’t. It is another to have a pope who looks at the way most people do live and embraces them.

Francis, the comic strip

PP-header_with-outline.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.

DailyBreadBanner.jpgDaily 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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