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by Dennis Coday

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Tuesday, news came that five women had been appointed to the International Theological Commission. Fr. Tom Reese shares a thought about this, When giants advised the Vatican, and so does NCR columnist Phyllis Zagano, They got the memo, but did they get the message?

Minneapolis -- Archbishop Nienstedt meets clergy abuse survivors. For more, see survivors spoke, and the archbishop listened

Religions are growing in China -- thanks, in part, to self-censorship

Catholic jobs lost over LGBT issues on the rise

The nuns are on the bus again and NCR's Global Sisters Report is blogging live from the bus. The tour’s theme, “We the People, We the Voters.”

Holy Rosary sister helps families move out of shantytowns into farm life -- Create a farm, anchor a community in life by Sr. Joyce Meyer

Phoenix -- Bishop Olmsted reflects on past decade while charting course for future of the diocese

Vatican City, Thursday -- Pope removes Paraguay bishop over 'sex abuse cover-up'

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NYT columnist Frank Bruni talks with Montana men kicked out of parish because they got married: ‘I Do’ Means You’re Done

Bloomfield Hills, Mich. -- The Catholic nuns who operate a suburban Detroit school plan to re-examine policies regarding the decision to fire a gay teacher after she became pregnant.


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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