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More Francis anniversary stuff:

Paul Ryan tries to explain what he meant when he said people in inner cities don't value 'culture of work'

Massachusetts -- Attorney General Martha Coakley supports gay couple in discrimination case against Worcester Catholic diocese

Odisha, India -- Hindu mob threatens to attack Catholic villagers if they go ahead in building a church.

Kansas City, Mo. -- Settlements and legal fees escalate for the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese -- $6 million paid since last May, another $7 million over last two fiscal years. Is bankruptcy on the horizon? The diocese says no.

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Immigration: White House to Review Deportation Practices -- Says deportation can be carried out more “humanely.”

Toronto -- Outreach program seeks single Catholics devoted to Jesus

Pennsylvania -- Priest in Pike County sex case promoted after move to Paraguay

Australia -- A senior Catholic official had to be released from a vow of secrecy before he could freely give evidence to the royal commission into child sexual abuse.

Commentary: The secular media are in love with a pope of their own creation -- Catholic journalists and bloggers have a duty to tell the truth about Francis By Mary O'Regan

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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