Vatican City -- Prominent U.S. preachers Russell Moore and Rick Warren blasted the sexual revolution and the effect it has on traditional marriage. This was at the same conference that Pope Francis spoke at Monday, where he warned against the "trap" of identifying families with "ideological concepts."
Rome -- Amid West Africa's Ebola fight, deacon and church empowers the community
Coming soon to your parish? Hypoallergenic incense, low-gluten hosts could ease Massgoers' allergies
Chicago -- Blase Cupich was installed as archbishop of Chicago yesterday, where he continued to make Francis-like symbolic acts
Book Review -- A tale of two "true Americans" -- a murderer and a survivor
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Global Sisters Report -- African tradition blends with religion to illuminate path to forgiveness
Texas -- Controversial textbooks that some say are "misleading, racially prejudiced and, at times, flat-out false" are heading to classrooms
Commentary -- Remembering the times when Islamist extremists wanted to persuade journalists, not kill them
Santa Fe, N.M. -- Five more are filing claims against the archdiocese for sexual abuse
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:
Pencil Preaching is a blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.
Daily 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.