Francis taps reformer for financial cleanup. Ally of the ousted Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò installed.
Church official speaks out for gay rights -- "The church is against making gay sex a criminal act."
The girl shot by Taliban for going to school: Malala’s book launch barred in Pakistan province -- University cancels event after pressure from officials.
Minneapolis -- Archdiocesan leaders avoid charges in two clergy misconduct cases -- County attorneys declined to prosecute archdiocese leaders accused of failing to report sex abuse, porn.
New to NCR: In his Pencil Preaching column, cartoonist Pat Marrin offers a sketch and reflection for the day's scripture readings. Learn more>
Reproductive health bill under review: Philippines' high court to rule on controversial contraception law
Commentary: The belittling and bashing of the pontificate of Pope Benedict is accelerating -- "The current, hateful Rolling Stone article is actually a testament to how effective Benedict was," by Steve Jalsevac
Francis addresses Trustees of Notre Dame University: Pope to Notre Dame delegation: full text
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.