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A modern pope gets old-school on the devil

Philadelphia -- Defense Lawyers Say Appeals In Lynn Case Could Go On For Years -- A retrial of the first Catholic church official charged with covering up sex abuse, which happened in 2011, may not come until 2017.

Marie Collins: The sex abuse survivor who is advising the pope. Listen to interview by NPR Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin

Queering the Church blogger questions his membership in the church and decides to stay.

Bangalore, India -- Arrests in priest murder case divide Catholic church-- Govt appoints special prosecutor for speedy trial. Priests' association fears cover-up

“Would Pope Francis Sign the New Catholic Teacher Contract?” Lessons in Catholic Judgment by Frank Bruni

Pope Francis appears guilty of condoning that most base Vatican sport: bullying nuns. By Maureen Dowd

Let two puppets explain the current situation between the LCWR and Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Speak Out, Sisters! (Video)

France offers to host African security summit on Boko Haram

Catholic church denounces planned satanic Mass at Harvard (Video and text)

Edinburgh, Scotland -- Vigil to remember WWI Conscientious Objectors -- Thursday, May 15, is International Conscientious Objectors Day.

Vatican City -- At ordination Mass, Pope Francis says 'Priests are not masters of doctrine’

Pregnant women gain new options under health law

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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