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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe: A reflection from Pax Christi USA

Equal Time for Torturers? Networks grant CIA time to spin report

Francis reminds UN climate summit of 'unpostponable ethical imperative to act'

Catholic bishops to Lima delegates: end fossil fuels, tend to vulnerable in climate deal

Global Sisters Reporter series: Using creativity, strategy, communities plan for retirement care New stories will be added throought the week so visit it daily.

Next week the Vatican will release its final report on the apstolic visitation of U.S. women religious women's communities. Check this frequently.

ICYMI: Minneapolis -- A Twin Cities priest has been acquitted of criminal sexual conduct involving a female parishioner he was counseling.

Australian Child sex abuse inquiry: Catholic Church concedes celibacy may have contributed to child sex abuse

Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher said that families are more likely than priests to abuse children and ­rejected a church report that linked celibacy to sexual abuse.

Francis' next chance to reform the curia: Francis will make new cardinals in February

Mania, Phillippines -- Pope requests 'eye contact' with Filipino families Organizers of the Pope's visit relay his request that no one should be seated behind him when he meets with Filipino families at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 16

Sex Assaults Heighten Anxiety as Students Apply to U.S. Colleges Casey, 17, is passing up the flagship University of Massachusetts campus in Amherst after reading online about its raucous party scene. Instead, she’s leaning toward Emmanuel College, a Catholic school in Boston where three-quarters of its students are women.

National Advocates for Pregnant Women: States Slap Pregnant Women With Harsher Jail Sentences

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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