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Vatican rep speaks before the U.N. Committee on the Convention of the Rights of the Child

Haiti's new cardinal: Known as tireless worker, advocate for people

Pope replaces cardinals serving on Vatican bank oversight commission

Pope Francis continues to make changes, challenge perceptions of Catholic Church

Buffalo, N.Y. -- 10 Catholic elementary schools to close

This week, we celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of our podcast, NCR in Conversation. Catch the latest episode here.

Chicago -- Catholic church will hand over sex abuse documents on Chicago priests

Seattle -- 21,000 sign petition to support former Catholic school vice principal

A theology of gifts would open doors for women in the church by Sr. Susan Olson

Edmonton, Canada -- Fired Transgender Educator Will Have His Day in Court

Graphic of the Week: Have you ever prayered for a victory? Supernatural Super Bowl?Half of American Fans See Supernatural Forces at Play in Sports

PP-header2.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.

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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