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Does Christianity really prefer charity to government welfare?

Pope says married men could be ordained priests if world's bishops agree on it

Newark, N.J. -- Archbishop Myers receives 22K signatures calling for sale of his retirement home

Camden, N.J. -- Critics assail Bishop Dennis Sullivan’s spending $500,000 for a Woodbury estate, a 20-room manor.

The Hague, Netherlands -- Catholic diocese says bishop who died last year committed sexual abuse decades ago

We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.

Overland Park, Kan. -- Man with history of anti-Semitism jailed in fatal shooting of three at metro Kansas City Jewish centers

Bush's theological-political vision lies in tatters. But many on the right are unable to understand why. Catholicism, George W. Bush, and the cluelessness of the religious right

'60 Minutes' on the pope: Pope Francis' first year filled with surprises

Cincinnati -- A federal judge to rule today in the case of four same-sex couples who want to get their names on their children's birth certificates.

Liberian archbishop inspires anti-corruption editorial

Springfield, Mo. -- Faith-based community organizers (with cooperation of Catholic bishop) to press the Missouri Legislature on early voting, Medicaid expansion, poverty and living wages.

Springfield, Ill. -- Local woman to be ordained as a priest for Roman Catholic Womenpriests May 3

Historians, engineers and linguists have pored over a 3-inch piece of papyrus that makes mention of Jesus's wife. What does this discovery actually mean? The 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' Is Real -- What now?

Manila, Philippines -- Philippine 'running priest' campaigns for the poor, social justice, and irks church leaders

Los Angeles -- Portland, Ore., priest suspected of trying to nab teenage girl arrested at LAX

Commentary: Charlotte, N.C., Bishop Peter Jugis has discovered the power of charitable action: It took a while by Peter St. Onge

New documentary chronicles stories of four women and their non-traditional choices.For Single-Mom Clergy, Public Role, Private Path

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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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