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Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis assigns accused priests to marriage annulment panel

India: Mumbai cardinal asks to vote for ‘good governance’

Bridgeport, Conn. -- In article in local daily newspaper, bishop explains Planning next steps for the diocese. Cites dwindling sacramental participation and confirmation-student drop outs as pastoral concerns.

Springfield, Ill. -- Diocese release study of why Catholics have left the Church

Paraguay -- Bishop removed by Pope Francis claims he is the victim of an ‘ideological campaign’

Little Rock, Ark. -- Bishop seeks to file brief in state's same-sex marriage lawsuit. He argues that justices should uphold the state's ban on gay marriage.

NCR senior analyst Fr. Tom Reese says Affordable Care Act's anti-abortion rules need to be enforced

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Four women Nobel Peace laureates have refused to attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town, South Africa, next month. Protesting denial of visa for the Dalai Lama

Syrian Catholics fear airstrikes will worsen country’s woes

No resolution in sight for two gay men and Lewistown Catholic church

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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