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by Dennis Coday

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Watch Ed Snowden's 1971 precursors discuss burglarizing the FBI

Iran not on Syria peace conference list, UN spokesman says

Economic inequality, unemployment top Democrats' agenda as Congress returns

Miami archbishop: Wage gap robs working poor of hope

My new perch, NCR's new CEO/President introduces herself to readers

US bishop in solidarity visit to Middle East Bishop Richard E Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, visiting the Middle East January 6-17

Texas Right to Life’s political scorecard has created a minefield in some Republican primary races, leading to heavy criticism from Roman Catholic bishops in Texas.

Imprisoned Pakistani Catholic Asia Bibi Writes to Pope Francis Saying Only God Can Free Her

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines have launched a new website ,, to air concerns and insights that church leaders could look into in 2014, the “Year of the Laity.”

Buffalo, N.Y. -- Diocese prepares strategic plan to save Catholic education as schools brace for shake-up

Manville, N.J. -- Parishioners’ appeal is denied; parishes must be merged

Scotland -- Congregation divided over suspended parish priest. Priest suspended after writing book claiming that there is a culture of homosexual bullying in the Catholic Church.

Houston's Mexican Mass: 'Our Soul Music Is Mariachi Music'

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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