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Vatican City -- Pope Francis Shakes up Vatican Financial Watchdog Ousted the all-Italian board of the Vatican's financial watchdog agency

St. Cloud, Minn. -- Minnesota Annual (Methodist) Conference calls for bishop to ignore Discipline on GLBT issues

Analysis: The Stunning Resurgence of Progressive Christianity by Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, executive religion editor, The Huffington Post

NCR's new website is covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious? Check it (daily) at Global Sisters ReportGlobal Sisters Report. Here's a great example of the work of GSR: The ‘green sisters’ of Kansas by Rachel Myslivy.

Vatican City -- Pope Francis Gets Involved In Middle East Peace Process

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Canada: Pope Francis’ prayer at security wall a 'slap in the face' B’nai Brith Canada condemns Pope Francis’ recent visit to the Holy Land.

First time in Mexico: Priest accused of abuse faces criminal charges For more info read this: Vatican Finds Priest Guilty of Sexual Abuse

Trenton, N.J. -- When is a priest not a priest? When he’s 'off duty,' diocese says in defense of lawsuit

Trenton, N.J. -- Editorial: Catholic church can't claim priest was 'off-duty'

Detroit Archdiocesan Survey: Parishes get high marks; church's future biggest concern

Minneapolis -- Deposition of archbishop emeritus: He could not remember how he handled clergy sex abuse cases during his 13-year tenure. Also defends decision to pay priests even after removal from active ministry.

Cardinal O'Malley: Pope Francis Knows Immigrants Are the Future of the Church

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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