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‘In-your-face Catholicism’ Napa Institute gathers US church’s well-heeled and high-ranking devout

Australia: Anglican Church proposes reparation scheme for child sex abuse victims

Canada -- Men's Project helps victims of abuse

Bishop Joseph Tyson of Yakima, Wash.: Blockbuster homily on immigration. "Much of the economic underpinnings for Washington state's economy is built on fraud" ... "it's built on a shadow economy of immigrant labor. In some form or other it's been like this in central Washington for decades."

Pope Francis turns out not to have made pets in heaven comment

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.

Countdown to apostolic visitation report: Steps since 2008

Buffalo, N.Y. -- Buffalo’s Catholic and Episcopal bishops writing joint pastoral letter on economic development and equality among genders, races and writing of a joint pastoral letter classes.

New York Archdiocese Appears Likely to Shutter More Churches

The anguish of Jackie Kennedy

Dominican Republic churches, government square off on abortion

ICYMI: NCR Editorial -- The US government's use of torture is an indelible stain on the nation's conscience

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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