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Phyllis Zagano asks: What are they thinking at the Vatican?
Kelly Stewart writes that hard-line positions such as anti-abortion carry costs
A Belgian bishop has advocated church recognition of gay relationships
This week, we celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of our podcast, NCR in Conversation. Catch the latest episode here.
Book Review: Author unmasks the violence and degradation of women and girls within systems of sexual exploitation, particularly prostitution
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Happy New Year everyone!
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 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.
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