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Edinburgh, Scotland -- Cardinal Keith O’Brien, forced from office by sex scandal in 2013, now livining in £209k home owned by church(That's $282,000 U.S. dollars)

St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Former chancellor says: Twin Cities archdiocese 'far, far from best practice' on abuse

The New York Times reports today: Calls for Resignation Mount for Minnesota Archbishop in Scandals. NCR's Brian Roewe had the story July 10: Calls to resign plague Twin Cities archbishop accused of sexual misconduct

Taking to the pulpit against climate change

Jesuit Brother, Wins Carl Sagan Medal For Achievements In Astronomy

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. -- Still an abortion foe, Casey joins push to overturn Hobby Lobby ruling

Growing protests over where to shelter immigrant children hits Arizona

Commentary: Netanyahu's Mistake The Israeli prime minister argues against Palestinian sovereignty, citing regional chaos. But holding the West Bank forever is no solution

In Horizons, young sisters reflect on their lives, ministries, spirituality and world. A new ministry model of relationship and healing by Julia Walsh Global Sisters Report Global Sisters Report , devoted to covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious. It offers news, commentary and reflections on spirituality and theology.

New Orleans -- Job fair offers inmates hope for the future

A group of American Quakers say they are offering a way out for some desperate Ugandans fleeing the country’s new Anti-Homosexuality Act. An "Underground Railroad" In Uganda But human rights activists in the region aren’t cheering.

Here's on you might have missed: Pope Francis's Radical Environmentalism Exploiting the earth "is our sin," the pontiff says.

Looking 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:

PP-header_with-outline.jpgPencil 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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