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by Dennis Coday

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Vatican City -- Visitation report takes mostly positive tone toward U.S. sisters: LCWR president Sr. Sharon Holland says the visitation has resulted in an "affirmative and realistic report."

For background and history of the apostolic visitation see: The Apostolic Visitation.

San Francisco -- New Ways Ministry Builds Bridges with Archbishop Cordileone. Fulfilling a promise he made last summer, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco met with New Ways Ministry’s Francis DeBernardo and Sr. Jeannine Gramick on Monday.

Diocese of La Crosse, Wis., "saddened" by disorderly conduct incident

Naples, Italy -- Priest installs cellphone blocker in Naples church

New York -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan cuts ties with anti-abortion crusader Frank Pavone

A follow-up story to Monday's report on the Napa Institute: EWTN an ambitious media partner for the Napa Institute

Faridabad, India -- Diocese issues instruction for carol singing. Archbishop asks people to be discreet and modest in their religious festivities, especially during this Christmas season.

Catholic rebel: Becoming a female priest: Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger tells Life Links how she became a priest and an outcast.

A follow-up (and better) to a story noted Monday: Western NY Episcopal, Roman Catholic bishops speak with one voice. Call for Buffalo’s new prosperity to shared with all

The Catholic church in Scotland faced 15 allegations of sexual and physical abuse in 2013.

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

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 a 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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