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Irish Central reports: Catholic League’s Bill Donohue bids to run NYC St. Pat’s Parade citing this source:

From Commonweal -- An Interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper Merciful God, Merciful Church

In Europe, some Catholic bishops seem to be trying to heal the hurt that LGBT people have experienced, sometimes hurt caused by church leaders.

Vatican City -- Pope’s upcoming meeting with UN officials presents opportunity

Press Release: Caritas India’s climate adaptive agriculture goes overseas To be showcased at conference on agricultural research and higher education for development in Vienna

Health care reform? Arizona Offers ‘Sneak Peak’ At Costs Of Shifting Kids Off CHIP Georgetown University study: Families of Arizona children who were forced to switch from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to private plans sold in the federal marketplace are likely paying more and getting fewer benefits.

Free speech under threat: More than 100 Internet companies imploring regulators to protect Internet openness.

Detroit -- 96 rosaries for I-96 drivers: Seminary offers rosary CD as solaces for drivers struck in road construction traffic jam

Milwaukee -- New shelter offers women a chance to leave life on the streets

Bishop in Central African Republic rescued on way to execution

Catholics challenge Affordable Care Act's birth control rule in Wyoming

Read all the way to the bottom of this piece. I think this guy is suggesting that we throw rotten cabbage at bishops (and popes?) we don't like: Catholics must learn to resist their popes — even Pope Francis

Trenton, N.J. -- Wrongful death case against Catholic highs school, former coach settled for $900K Estate of teen suicide victim sued St. Rose, coach, diocese

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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