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by Dennis Coday

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Kansas City, Mo. -- Diocese found in violation of contract with sex abuse victims

Report: Minnesota Archbishop Nienstedt under scrutiny for same-sex relationships

Murietta, Calif. -- Protesters in Murrieta block detainees' buses in tense standoff -- The reader who sent me this link commented: "I saw the video feed on the news this afternoon, and I swear it looked like Alabama 1961. ... Absolute madness."

Pope Francis jokes 'woman was from a rib' as he avoids vow to reform church. Pope Francis refuses to commit himself to raising status of women in Catholic church and makes 'joke' about female subservience

Maiduguri, Nigeria -- Church officials say Boko Haram ‘engaged in genocide against Christians’ -- Daily attacks, killings and abductions. (Subscription may be required.)

Maiduguri diocese begins financial support program for widows of religious violence

South African Bishop Kevin Dowling on speaking tour of United Kingdom

Global Sisters Report blog: Contemplate This -- Would you stop staring ... Contemplative practice by Sr. Nancy Sylvester 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.

Manila, Philippines -- In wake of college hazing death, bishop calls on students to shun violent frats

Milwaukee -- Pennsylvania abbey withdraws invitation to Rembert Weakland

The only parish in New York City that offers a daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form may be closed. Cardinal Dolan Responds to Concerns

A Filipino will represent the Vatican at the United Nations: Pope Francis appoints Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza as U.N. permanent representative

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

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