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Bend, Ore. -- Removed Oregon pastor scheduled to meet with bishop

Judge warns against delays in Gallup, N.M., bankruptcy case

World Vision reverses course on same-sex marriage policy

Commentary -- The mentally ill are our lepers by Melissa Musick Nussbaum

A mysterious new anti-abortion group with ties to conservative pundit Erick Erickson has warned Georgia Right to Life, the state's oldest pro-life group , that it aims to displace the older group as the National Right to Life Committee's Georgia affiliate. A new front in the GOP civil war opens up in Georgia

Tirunelveli, India -- Bishop in southern India questions antinuclear priest's candidacy in parliamentary election.

Sr. Christine Schenk (who is a columnist for NCR) had a fascinating interview with Vatican Radio: Rediscovering the role of women in the early Church -- For the fourth year in a row, FutureChurch has organized the pilgrimage to visit some of Rome’s ancient basilicas and catacombs, following in the footsteps of many influential early Christian women whose contribution to the spreading of the Gospel has largely been lost over the centuries. (Yes, Vatican Radio.)

NCR cartoonist Pat Marrin chronicles the ministry of Pope Francis: Francis, the comic strip (updated weekly).

NCR's Tom Reese on the PBS Newshour: How might the pope and the president work together?


Commonweal's Grant Galicho analyzes the coverage of the Obama-Francis meeting: Francis & Obama meet, opening singularity that sucks oxygen out of U.S. media.

Florence, Italy — Gay Catholics here now speak of a new ray of light from what they call “l’effetto Francesco.”

Butte, Mont. -- Fired Catholic school teacher gives birth to son; has filed discrimination complaint

London -- Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth decouples from Knights of Malta

Ethiopia Orthodox Church takes roots in Ghana

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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