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Webathon today celebrates love of church

Healthcare.gov Finished Strong Despite Rocky Start, Enrollment Data Show Obama administration offers first glimpse of the demographics of the 8 million Americans who enrolled

The death penalty: For more states, execution means improvisation as drug supplies dwindle

Oklahoma -- Botched execution could slam brakes on death penalty

Little Rock, Ark. -- Bishop questions Catholic Health Initiatives' purchse of QualChoice insurance company. The issue would appear to be insurance coverage of reproductive care.

Celebration, NCR's sister publication, will publish a new reflection each day during Advent. Learn more here

Georgia -- Episcopal, Catholic Bishops decree no guns in their churches

Part 2 of 2: Ripples spread out from Hans Küng's work by John Wilkins

Part 1 of 2: Hans Küng knows church's problems - and that change is inevitable by Leonard Swidler

Vatican City -- Pope Francis addresses his new "Council of the Economy," says Bishops, lay people 'all on the same level'

Fr. Tom Reese's column: The political future of religious progressives

Sr. Rose says, Under the noise, 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' explores complex themes


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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