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Thanks to Cardinal Newman Society for putting together this helpful list: Students Tout 15 Years of ‘V-Monologues’ as Play Continues on Several Catholic Campuses

Anti-drone activists in New York receive jail time, restraining order

Deadly winter storm kills at least 13 in the South, will dump up to 14 inches of snow on New York City

Belgium Weighs Extending Euthanasia Law for Kids

As Missouri execution pace quickens, so, too, does controversy

Milwaukee -- Bankruptcy News: Archdiocesan plan sets aside less than $4 million for abuse victims. Plans to sue its insurance companies

San Bernardino, Calif. -- A $3.8 million settlement has ended two child-abuse lawsuits, a third lawsuit lingers

The biggest news of the month? You decide: Bridgeport, Conn., bishop to meet Voice of the Faithful group Update: Weather cancels February meeting, but bishop pledges to come in March.

Australia: Bishop says Church officials did not have the skills to investigate the sex abuse allegations and that hurt victims

Nairobi, Kenya -- Bishops Launch Liturgical Body aimed at promoting and improving Gospel music

Catholic Congressional Candidate in Virginia Pushing for Over-the-counter Birth Control. She's Republican.

Opinion: Mother Angelica is proof that women can lead in the Catholic Church by J. Pepper Bryars

PP-header_with-outline.jpgLooking for 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 in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.

DailyBreadBanner.jpgDaily Bread is a series of 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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