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Family Synod: Josh McElwee's report on the end of synod -- Synod report narrows open tone, Pope calls for middle path

Family Synod: Tom Reese's assessment -- Synod a win for Francis and for openness

Family Synod: In local newspaper Maltese Bishop Mario Grech of Gozo, president of the Maltese bishops' conference, calls for a deeper study of the Orthodox practice regarding divorce and remarriage.

In Case You Missed It: Updated: Cardinal Burke confirms Vatican ouster

How should a Catholic look at the calls to increase the minimum wage? We respond with another question: Should anyone in the wealthiest country in the world work 40 hours a week and still live in poverty?

Ebola -- Blocked From Pope’s Synod By Ebola, Liberia’s Bishop Tells His Nation’s Story

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Bridgeport, Conn. -- Bishop Caggiano to speak at Fairfield Univeristy Nov. 4 Topic: “On Calling a Diocesan Synod: Hopes and Dreams.” It's free and open to the public.

Commentary: It’s Time to Nail the Iran Nuke Deal As talks get underway again in Vienna, many voices are raised against them on Capitol Hill and abroad. But the voice of reason says they should continue until an agreement is reached.

Commentary: Trial showed that Kansas City diocese hasn’t learned enough from its past (Read about the trial here and here.


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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