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More Post Election news: Voters in Colorado and North Dakota rejected proposed “personhood” laws. In Tennessee, voters passed a amendment that gives lawmakers more power to regulate abortions.

More Post Election news: Pro-Life Democrats to Democratic Leadership: You Cannot Win When you Alienate 21 Million People in your Base

More Post Election news: Strong Pro-Choicers Falter, but so do Personhood Measures: the Abortion Politics of 2014 and Beyond

U.S. district judge rules Kansas ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional

Chicago Archdiocese releasing child sex abuse files on 36 more priests

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Brittany Maynard: If you think all the talk about slippery slopes is exaggerated, think again. Human life is increasingly disposable. says Phyllis Zagano

Vatican City -- Pope says annulment process should be cheaper and more efficient

Vatican City -- Francis codifies pope's ability to effectively fire bishops

Bishop of Kazakhstan says Synod interim report ‘clearly a prefabricated text’ representing a ‘radical neo-pagan ideology’

Watch out Pope Francis: the Catholic civil war has begun, Uncertainty over how much reform the pope wants is splitting his church into factions

Minneapolis -- Archbishop orders priest to bar pro-reform Irish Redemptorist Fr Tony Flannery from speaking

Derby, Scotland -- Parish hall scoops new architecture award Parish priest at St Joseph’s, Derby, says hall has brought new hope to congregation

Des Moines, Iowa -- Jews in Middle America fret about attracting Millennials

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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