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Opinion: Cleveland diocese's morality pledge in teacher contracts violates pope's own morals How can a church based on the Gospel of love force a mother to choose between supporting her son or keeping her job?

New Zealand -- Bishops' conference secretary endorses, plans to use film made by yound Indiana priest in which celibate gay Catholics encourage other LGBTQs to be celibate‘The initial response has been overwhelmingly positive," said Bishop Patrick Dunn.

New Zealand -- Perhaps Bishop Dunn didn't see this news report: A documentary about gay Catholics finding peace after abstaining from sex has shocked Christian gay rights advocates.

APPLETON, Wis. -- New community of Catholic religious women formed

Lawyer-turned-priest David T. Link and “Seinfeld” writer Tom Leopold honored with Christopher Awards

Study finds $445 million was spent on political TV ads mentioning the Affordable Care Act since the enactment of the law in 2010. Spending on negative ads outpaced positive ones by more than 15 to 1.

U.S. Catholics Stand with Nuns As Vatican Crackdown Re-Emerges

Seattle -- Despite ban, abuser priest remained in ministry for 10 years

The All India Christian Council congratulates Narendra Modi for election victory. Calls election a welcome step in the long process of India's social reform.

Have you been reading NCR's new website devoted to covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious? Check it (daily) at Global Sisters Report. Here's a great example of the work of GSR: The voice of constant motion: Sr. Anne Kiragu

It's time to rediscover Dorothy Day's voice for the land

A feature from NCR's Weekend Edition: Scouts navigate the sacramental waters of Catholicism for church award

Rome -- Italian women appeal to Pope Francis to end priests' celibacy vow 26 say they are in loving relationships with priests

23 priests of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, N.Y., write to Pope Francis: Let Long Islanders help choose next Catholic bishop Current Bishop William F. Murphy turned 74 last week.

Scotland -- Panel reviewing historical files of complaints of clerical sexual abuse stretching back almost 70 years will turn findings over to police.

Six Catholic dioceses in Normandy have banded together to encourage the faithful to "adopt a priest" via an online video as part of their annual fundraising drive. The 48-second video is a parody of a popular French dating site

Tampa, Fla. -- A popular priest killed himself last week, days after the Diocese of St. Petersburg launched an investigation into his church's finances, authorities said.

Philippines -- Catholic bishop backs mandatory HIV testing

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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