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Protecting the unborn in a 'throwaway culture'

Catholic lawmakers urged to back immigration reform as pro-life issue

Visual Life: Global Sisters Report daily photo and meditation: I can't describe it; you'll just have to see it for yourself.

Galveston-Houston breaks ground, begins construction on Regina Caeli Parish devoted exclusively to the traditional Latin rite sacraments. 40 acres donated to donated the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

Texas Medical Association honors four people and their organizations in the Rio Grande Valley for going above and beyond this past year to help thousands of immigrants who crossed illegally into South Texas, many from Central America.

Springfield. Ill. -- Bishop objects to hospital's same-sex benefits

United Kingdom: Portsmouth bishop launches radical evangelisation drive. Pastoral councils replaced by 22 evangelisation teams. The teams, to be made up of eight lay people, a religious and three priests, will direct evangelisation efforts in their pastoral area, from activities such as “leafleting a new housing development with Mass times [to] running a stall on a local market or organising a ‘bring a friend to Mass campaign’”.

Freshman Arkansas Congressman French Hill traces his Catholic roots back to Bishop John Carroll of Baltimore, the first U.S. bishop.

Have you been keeping up with the adventures of Pope Franics and his sidekick Brother Leo? Francis, the comic strip

In Islam, Orthodox Judaism and the Catholic Church women hold no position of power. So why do women support the communities that snub them? For the sake of the priesthood's future, Catholics need to talk about women priests

This year marks the 125th Anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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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