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Potential Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum often finds it "very difficult" to listen to Pope Francis. "When he speaks as the leader of the Catholic Church, I’ll certainly pay attention. But when he speaks in interviews, he’s giving his own opinions."

The Catholic church's complicity in Glyzelle Palomar's suffering

Abortion Vote Canceled After Republicans Fight Over 20-Week Ban

Female Republicans block vote on abortion bill

Man takes legal action after baker refuses to make anti-gay cake

Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau Missouri Catholic Bishop Criticizes Church-Affiliated Hospital for Extending Benefits to Married Gay Couples; Rejects 'Hateful Bigots' Label

Pope Francis: Catholics, Lutherans in shared Christian witness

Manila, Philippines -- Supreme Court rules in favor of Diocese of Bacolod, Says church had right to display posters listing senators for and against Reproductive Health Bill

Bernhard Philberth and Karl Philberth: independent physicists, engineers, and Catholic priests. These Priests’ Invention Could Help Us Drill Into Icy Alien Worlds Someday

Limerick Bishop feels 12 is too young for Confirmation

As the Madison Catholic Diocese prepares to convert much of its historic headquarters into rental housing, it is clearing out thousands of pieces of furniture and other items and donating them to charities and nonprofit organizations. The giveaway is the first step in a $16 million project that will turn the center into a 230,000-square-foot mixed-use development.

Don't breed 'like rabbits': Was Pope Francis breaking new ground on birth control?

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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