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Synod of Bishops on the family: Group Says Vermont Catholics Not Consulted For Vatican Survey

Young Voices: An unspoken truth about teens who flee the Catholic church by Jennifer Mertens

New York archdiocese -- Fear among faithful as Catholic church closures loom

After truce, Gaza faces new challenges

Parish fights city to guard dignity of Baltimore’s homeless, poor

Milwaukee -- Archbishop says he's awaiting abuse survivors' plan for compensation

Texas-based organization to open abortion clinic in Las Cruces

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has strongly defended its decision to donate €45,000 to a Galway LGBT group which is trying to establish a resource center in the city. That's about $54,000.

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.

Rep. Paul Ryan, Former VP Candidate, Writes About Faith Journey

Bones of contention: Catholic dioceses fight over Fulton Sheen's body

Surrogacy Gives Birth to an Unusual Alliance -- The Catholic church and women's rights groups working hand in hand to protect women and children from being exploited in the growing and largely unregulated fertility industry.

Hermiston, Ore. -- Sex abuse: $8.1 million lawsuit Thursday against the Capuchin Franciscan Friars, the Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Baker and a Hermiston church

Francis, the comic strip

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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