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Scotland: Roman Catholic church in Scotland reveals abuse case details

Scotland: Survivors group praises church for decision to release abuse documents

Vatican ‘finished with Cardinal Keith O’Brien’ -- The Vatican does not plan to pursue further action against O’Brien, who was forced to stand down after three priests and a former priest accused him of improper sexual conduct. He is thought to be living in a monastery in England.

Camden, N.J. -- Catholics, Muslims break bread in Voorhees mosque

Coming Tuesday: With document on evangelization, pope makes real authorial debut

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

Newtown, Conn. -- Investigators to Release Report on Sandy Hook Shooting

Geneva -- Syrian Peace Talks to Begin on Jan. 22

Pope Francis displays St Peter's bones for the very first time

Erie Catholic bishop praises ruling over contraception mandate

Behind scenes, Catholic bishops seek an exit strategy for Obamacare mandate

South Korea -- President denounces, conservative group to sue priest who criticized government policies, militarization.

Sri Lanka -- Military threatens Tamil Catholic priests in Jaffna, Mannaar for investigating human rights abuses against Tamils.

After merging with a Catholic health care system, University of Louisville Hospital pushing Catholic beliefs through health insurance changes, critics argue. No vasectomies; replaces "domestic partner" language with "dependent adult" language; spouse defined as married people of the opposite sex.

Women priests 'delighted' by Google, Vatican catacombs tour


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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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