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by Dennis Coday

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New cardinals announced:

Vatican to Polish prosecutor: We don’t extradite. Vatican says former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, under investigation for alleged sex abuse, is covered by diplomatic immunity.

St. Cloud, Minn. -- St. John’s Abbey monk wants to retroactively plead the Fifth Amendment to questions he already has answered in a deposition

Vatican City -- Pope, in nod to conservatives, calls abortion "horrific" in his yearly address to diplomats accredited to the Vatican, a speech known as his "State of the World" address.

Chicago -- Some Catholics wary after cardinal announces release of sex-abuse files

Commentary -- The minimum wage: Why bishops should not talk about economics

Buffalo, N.Y. -- Activists organize 'flash mobs' for Sunday Masses

Peter Faber: the new patron saint of business?

Australia -- After one year of operation, sex abuse victims say they pleased with progress of the child sexual abuse royal commission

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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