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Foreign Fighters Pour Into Syria and U.S-Backed Syrian Rebels' Pleas For Help Likely To Go Unanswered

Syrian Bishops: 'If the world wants to help us, stop sending weapons'

In Liberia, education helps stem Ebola's spread

English translation of synod final document -- finally!

Montanans debate Catholic Synod of the Family

From our sister publication: A Place to Call Home, a new series focusing on women religious helping people who are homeless. Read more

Glens Falls, NY -- Catholic synod evokes positive local response

Not just facts and figures: Accounting is empowerment. Financial education to help sisters “manage the little resources they have” on road to self-sufficiency

Financial education to help sisters “manage the little resources they have” on road to self-sufficiency

Pope Francis: The devil is real, don't underestimate him.

Vietnamese dissident: Hanoi using political prisoners as bargaining chips in negotiations

On Saturday, Nov. 1, Rockhurst University and National Catholic Reporter will present a day of discussion on the milestones and lessons of Pope Francis’ transformative papacy and his call for a renewed commitment to compassion and social justice. "Becoming A Church Of Mercy"Join us!

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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