Vatican City -- Synod on the family continues: Speakers tell pope, synod that parishes should welcome same-sex couples.
Vatican City -- Simplified annulment process coming from the synod.
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Washington, D.C. -- The Supreme Court decided to pass on the same-sex marriage debate
Celebration, NCR's sister publication, will publish a new reflection each day during Advent. Learn more here
But how can GOP candidates benefit from the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision?
Opinion -- The church's gay obsession
Washington -- One nonprofit law firm, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, is behind several of the latest Supreme Court cases.
Seoul, South Korea -- U.N. racism envoy details 'serious' problems faced by migrant workers and foreign marriage partners
Manila, Philippines -- Justice remains elusive eight years after bishop's murder
Williston, N.D. -- Mexican nuns sent to North Dakota to help serve Hispanic parishioners
Italy -- Cancer "pilgrims" ride from Monza to Rome to deliver bike to Pope Francis
Vatican City -- Summit on Middle East persecution affirms military action against Islamic State
Opinion -- Should religion be blamed for the world's bloodiest wars?
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:
Pencil Preaching is a blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.
Daily 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.