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by Stephanie Yeagle

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It's Election Day! Get out there and exercise your right to vote

Speaking of voting, I hope you have been following along at Global Sisters Report with the Nuns on the Bus blog. The most recent post is a music video riff of a popular song. It's amazing, so check it out!

Guam archbishop urges voters to vote against medical marijuana.

Also, why doesn't poverty play a bigger role in politics

And, a column by Michael Sean Winters on the issues that never took flight this election season.

Two prominent American evangelical leaders will be attending the Vatican's conference on marriage and family life.

Saudi Arabia mobilizes clergy, media against jihadi recruitment. 

Eight men have been jailed in Egypt for attending a "gay marriage" ceremony.

Kerala, India, construction boom threatens ancient Catholic shrine.

Oh no. There's another one. A Spanish archbishop in one of the country's poorest regions is being slammed for converting a floor of his palace into a luxury suite.

A falsely accused Irish priest is fighting with the Dublin archdiocese, saying he is being punished even though he is not guilty of sexual abuse.

A Catholic philosopher's spellbinding fight against Hitler.

The Cincinnati archdiocese has outlined its priest shortage plan.

Vatican approves amended constitution for Legionaries of Christ.

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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