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Bridgeport, Conn. -- Bishop starts yearlong examination of the diocese. Bishop Caggiano of Bridgeport was the subject of an NCR cover story recently: New Bridgeport bishop reaches out through simplicity, dialogue

Australia -- Catholic bishop on sex charge Alleged abuse of minor took place in 1969, when Bishop Max Davis was in his early 20s and two years before his priesthood ordination. Davis denies the charge, says he will fight it.

Second priest charged in a week: Priest Faces Abuse Charges in Northern Mexico

Enugu, Nigeria -- In wake of Boko Haram fears, Catholic diocese tightens security at services: Church Bans Women From Carrying Handbags to Mass

Jesuit Priest in Chile Endorses Marriage Equality

Through the West/Southwest Industrial Areas Foundation co-director Sr. Christine Stephens has been empowering people for 30 years to take on government and private interests to preserve their rights and keep their communities together. Lifting up leaders by Nuri Vallbona Global Sisters ReportGlobal Sisters Report, devoted to covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious. It offers news, commentary and reflections on spirituality and theology.

India's holy men to advise on Modi's Ganges river cleanup

Egyptian bishops seek Western aid to launch a Catholic television channel

Maynooth, Ireland -- New initiative to encourage young people to take part in church music

Two Saginaw churches merge as Catholic Diocese downsizes: 'Stronger together than apart'

What did Pope Francis say about trickle down economics? Was he thinking about Kansas and a Catholic goveernor? Charlatans, Cranks and Kansas By Paul Krugman

And the Lawrence, Kan., World Journal reports that Kansas bishops still conservative

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:

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.

Pencil Preaching is blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.

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