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Philippines -- Typhoon victims beg for help as aid slowly trickles in -- Catholic Relief Service teams arrived at the port in Ormoc (Leyte Island) on Sunday and were in Palo today. Follow their work and learn how to help.

Cordileone still at barricades; US bishops open assembly with changes in emphasis, tone; Dolan on poor church for the poor -- Some of the headlines from NCR coverage of the fall meeting of the U.S. bishops' conference. Read all the stories here

Bend, Ore. -- Bishop withdraws reassignment for Oregon pastor, blames confidentiality violation

Tagaytay, Philippines – Women religious from throughout Asia began to gather here over the weekend as the nation -- and wider world -- was awakening to the vast devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. Religious gather, typhoon much on their minds

Typhoon prompts 'fast' by Philippines climate delegate The head of the Philippines delegation at UN climate talks in Poland has said he will stop eating until participants make "meaningful" progress.

Belleville, Ill. -- Diocese looks to combine worship services, outreach -- Parishes are working together to combine worship services, faith formation, outreach and administration

St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Thirty-six hours after pledging to release list of priest-abusers, church leaders qualify promise to name priests who sexually abused children

Trying to figure out this pope: Pope Francis takes papacy to people, drawing both crowds and criticism

Imagine the pope is coming to dinner: He’ll be taking the bus, and he doesn’t want you to make a big fuss.

Gun Violence in American Movies Is Rising, Study Finds

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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