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LCWR examines its leadership styles: Speakers conclude that failure to listen leads to judgment, cynicism, fear

LCWR is meeting in Nashville. Read NCR coverage here: LCWR 2014

One you don't want to miss: Cry out, sisters; cry out by Joan Chittister & Mary Lou Kownacki

Pope Francis is in Korea, and NCR is there. Read all our coverage here: Francis in Korea

From Pew Research: 6 facts about South Korea’s growing Christian population

Indian youth delegation in Korea takes inspiration from pope

While flying through Chinese airspace, Pope Francis sends unprecedented greetings to China amid one of the most intense periods of repression for Chinese Christians for years

New bishop in Springfield, Mass.: "What we offer as Catholics is to strengthen the family as the basis of society. When there is a solid family life, there is less likelihood of crime, there is less likelihood of drug use. The children grow up with a solid foundation."

A 52-year-old Orlando man, motivated by Pope Francis' call for the Catholic church to make reparations to victims of sexual abuse, has filed a lawsuit against the Orlando Catholic Diocese alleging he was molested by a priest in the 1970s.

Dominican Sister of Hope Debbie Blow is co-founder and executive director of North Country Mission of Hope, a “humanitarian, spiritually based” organization providing education and community development in Nicaragua. Q & A with Sr. Debbie Blow 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.

The ambiguous, conflicted position of authority: Don't let the 'sensus fidei' die by Robert McClory

Study: Churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to think pornography, cohabitation, hook-ups, adultery, polyamory, and abortion are acceptable.

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The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington paid $15.8 million in fees and expenses to lawyers, financial advisers and other professionals involved in its 2011 bankruptcy, according to its final report filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court this week.

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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