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Palestinians declare 'day of rage' as Kerry pushes cease-fire

EWTN moves next to Disneyland: Alabama network building studio in the former Crystal Cathedral

Don't miss this one: Francis, the comic strip The full collection is here.

Dublin -- The papal nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown, has met Pope Francis in the Vatican to update him on the church in Ireland.

Can Pope Francis be the protector of persecuted Christians?

Explore this NCR special report with recent articles on the topic of immigration and family separation.

Obama's executive order on LGBT discrimination gets mixed Catholic reaction

Perth, Australia -- A Catholic bishop will plead not guilty to charges alleging he sexually abused a child in New Norcia more than four decades ago.

Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

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.

In a Syrian City, ISIS Puts Its Vision Into Practice --  Life in a Jihadist Capital: Order With a Darker Side

The Arab-Israeli author moved to Jerusalem as a child and has devoted his life to telling Israelis the Palestinian story. But last week he decided to emigrate with his family to the US. Sayed Kashua: why I have to leave Israel

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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