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Advent with NCR: O Compassionate God, O Radiant Dawn -- Daily reflections

Appreciation: Mandela was ever-mindful of church role in South Africans' struggle

Nelson Mandela in his own words, a selection of some of his most compelling quotes.

Legion of Christ unveils measures to respond to sex abuse by members

Vatican announces new papal advisory commission on sex abuse

You Can Also Blame Newt Gingrich for the Obamacare Website Screwup -- The insurance exchange's problems began, in a way, in 1995, when "Congress decided to lobotomize itself."

Brighton, Wis. -- Wish to bury brother runs afoul of church rule

Zimbabwe -- Bishops' letter, Jesuit magazine blasts 'obscenely rich' elite

Central African churchmen hope U.N. troops help settle tense situation

Worcester, Mass. -- Citing need for transparency and accountability to donors, bishop announces new financial guidelines for parishes

NCR's new feature: 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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