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Benjamin Netanyahu fights for political survival at Israeli general election -- Netanyahu faces determined opposition and an electorate who seem ready to force a change

Kolkata, India -- Prayers for elderly nun gang-raped at convent and No arrests yet, governor seeks public help to nab culprits

Chicago Sun-Times Editorial: Archbishop Cupich's wise words on immigration

Gay rainbow banners make debut at Boston St Paddy's parade

L.A. Religious Education Congress: LGBT Advocate Appeals for Church Reform

Kansas City, Mo. -- To back his plan to build a faith-based dorm, the bishop has asked priests and deacons to attend a City Commission meeting Tuesday wearing Roman collars.

Is dialogue with Islam possible? This was the question asked by Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, nuncio emeritus to Egypt and former president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

Dublin -- Who is Pope Francis? A new RTÉ documentary profiles the pontiff

A contemplative antidote to political gridlock by Redemptoristine Sr. Hildegard Pleva

Angela Svec: Too Pretty to Be a Nun? College student discerning religious life, ambassador of National Catholic Sisters Week, Illinois native

The prophetic role of African religious women to the mission of the church and the building of their society by Kenyuyfoon Gloria Wirba

Vancouver, Canada -- Vancouver residents invite Pope Francis to tour Downtown Eastside and First Nations reserves

An ad campaign in the UK is making the case that stay-at-home mothers should be paid around $260,000 per year.

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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