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by Dennis Coday

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A flurry of campaigning across the nation as Election Day nears

Portland, Ore. -- Terminally ill woman in Oregon takes own life

The stolen children: Chile parents allege theft of newborns

Kansas City, Mo. -- In a day-long gathering, Rockhurst University educators and National Catholic Reporter journalists dissected the theological and pastoral implications and challenges of the still emerging Pope Francis pontificate.

The decision by a Jesuit university in Nebraska to provide benefits to spouses of gay employees has prompted a strong protest from the local archbishop, the latest skirmish in a battle that seems likely to widen as gay marriage becomes more common.

New York -- Heartache for New York’s Catholics as Church Closings Are Announced

Mwanza, Tanzania — Same sex marriages that are popular in some of the western countries are slowly knocking on the doors of Tanzania, it has been revealed.

Carnegie, Pa. -- Refurbished St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish receives award from the American Institute of Architects

The Catholic Church of Norway has admitted illegally registering thousands of foreigners to the church without asking their consent in a bid to win more government funding.

Buffalo, N.Y. -- ‘Mass mobs’ filling pews here and elsewhere

Is the Pope Catholic? Critics Rally Around Benedict As Talk of Schism Looms

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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