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NCR's 5th Annual Webathon: Day Four - Joe Feuerherd's challenge. Your donation could be doubled if you act now. Make a donation!

Pope Francis is meeting with the Council of Cardinals this week. NCR's Josh McElwee is in Rome reporting. So far, the Vatican has downplayed the progress of reform.

Conversations with Sr. Camille: As a nurse and psychologist, Mercy sister creates peaceful, love-filled environments

Book Review: How do you talk to your kids about sex? This author makes the "talk" a continuing conversation.

How do you sell Pope Francis? One publishing house is banking sales on Francis' winning smile.

Religious exemption of the Affordable Care Act is hard to come by. 

The peace deadline is Israel has passed: 

Commentary: You've heard it said over and over again. You may have muttered it a time or two under your breath. But who really wrote the Serenity Prayer? 

Commentary: Pope Francis condemns inequality, thus refusing to play the game.

Detroit: Catholic priest accused of $700,000 theft arraigned on charges.

Northeast Ohio: Three Catholic schools to drug test all students.

Pittsburgh, Pa.: An area parish was closed, but parishioners refused to leave after the final Mass, staging a sit-in. The bishop calls it a "scandal."


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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