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Palestinian death toll from hostilities with Israel tops 500, Gaza officials say

Pope makes plea to Peres for restraint in Gaza war. Pope Francis expresses concern for innocents in phone call to the Israeli president, prays for peace and calls Peres a "man of peace."

The U.N. Security Council Calls for an Immediate Cease-Fire in Gaza

St. Paul and Minneapolis -- Archdiocese to seek dismissal of abuse lawsuit -- Five things to know about the case and the issues to be discussed Monday

Archbishop of Canterbury writes to ecumenical partners about women bishops

Analysis: Why aren’t Pope Francis and his cardinals singing from the same hymn sheet? Vatican insiders are wary of the pope’s views on finance, divorce and celibacy

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.

Mission-based institutional investors: Future depends on 'getting religion' with money

Lilongwe, Malawi -- The Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa, an association of Catholic bishops, is meeting about church intervention and family. A spokesman says under the family topic, homosexuality was part of the discussion.

African Jesuit AIDS Network to publish theology book on AIDS, titled Current Christian perspectives on HIV and AIDS in Africa: theological reflection, public health crises and social transformation.

New York -- Nuns raise rents at immigrant home to oust residents

Teenage girl raped at Bangalore convent

World War I's Pope Benedict XV and the pursuit of peace

Joplin, Mo. -- Crucifix buried by 2011 tornado returns home

The Vatican has become enmeshed in a struggle between Hewlett-Packard Co and Michael Lynch, the former CEO of the UK software company Autonomy Corp bought by HP in 2011 in a deal that led to a big loss for the U.S. technology giant.

Do you have a true sense of the faith? by Robert McClory

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 a 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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