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Very good profile: Haiti's First Cardinal Remains A Priest Of The People

Australia -- An online petition calling on the Catholic archbishop of Adelaide to settle a 12-year legal battle with parents of profoundly disabled children who were abused at a church school has attracted more than 60,000 signatures in five days.

Some say alternative Valentine's Day event went awry: Badger Catholic campaign reinforces gender stereotypes

Big week for Francis may float compromise on divorce

Warsaw, Poland -- Polish police have arrested a priest suspected of sex offenses against children in the Dominican Republic. Polish prosecutors began independent investigations in September into this priest and 65-year-old Polish Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

News from the weekend: KC Catholics seek disciplinary action against bishop More today: Call for Vatican to discipline Bishop Finn sprung from Kansas Citian’s effort

South Africa: Pretoria priest on child sex rap. Archdiocese told family to take complaint to police, then suspended priest of duties.

San Francisco -- Priest at center of North Beach church sex scandal speaks out

Germany -- Bling bishop in trouble again. Investigation finds Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-von Elst diverted money from poverty aid fund to pay for his lavish diocesan center and residence, the price tag for which has been raised to an estimated 40 million euro.

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 a 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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