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NCR Editorial: Francis must act faster on abuse issue

A little bit of background for the above piece: The long, sad record

Was vetoed Arizona bill misrepresented? Constitutional scholars weigh in.

Pope plans retreat on election anniversary and he's taking the whole Roman curia with him.

NCR's Dan Morris-Young has been covering this story from Bend, Ore., since last fall. Read it as it unfolds. Bishop-pastor dispute: personal or pastoral?

Boston mayor wants gay groups in St. Pat’s parade

Ethics alert: FDA considering '3-parent babies'

Catholicism and women: The Catholic church takes some baby steps when it comes to role of women.

If you haven't yet seen the Frontline documentary "The Secrets of the Vatican," you should take the time. After you watch it, read the transcript of a live chat among filmmaker Antony Thomas, co-producer Jason Berry and Elizabeth Dias from TIME magazine. Elizabeth recently co-wrote TIME’s Person of the Year portrait of Pope Francis.

Utah’s Bishop Wester joins other Catholics, evangelicals in immigration push

Synod on the Family: R.I. takes ‘representative sampling’ in response to Vatican survey / Pol

Buffalo, N.Y. -- Last week Bishop Richard J. Malone took to task a N.Y. senator's flip to pro-choice on abortion issue. This week readers take issue with the bishop and each other in letters to the editor: Bishop fulfilled duty to faithful Catholics and Sen. Kennedy understands the need to protect women’s health

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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