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Netanyahu: ‘I'm not trying to kill deal with Iran, just a bad deal’ -- Words and video

Kenyan forces carried out air strikes against al-Shabab targets in neighboring Somalia, days after the militants killed 148 people in an attack at a university in southern Kenya.

Vatican City -- Francis: World must not be 'mute and inert' to Christian persecution

Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena in Mosul and the Christians of Iraq: Friendship forged in conflict

No peace for Iraqi Christians this Easter by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett (words and video)

Vatican City -- At Easter, Francis implores God for peace, success of US-Iran framework

California trying to replace Serra with Sally Ride statute in U.S. Capitol

Two veteran Catholic journalists died this weekend: Robert Blair Kaiser dies at 84 on Holy Thursday and NCR 'stalwart' Bob McClory dies on Good Friday

In Zambia, sisters love fried matzah -- Nuns celebrate Passover seder to connect to roots of Christianity and Easter story

Santa Fe, N.M. -- Immigrant families resurrect Catholic parish in southwest Santa Fe

Bangor, Maine -- Catholic church in Maine sees blessings in reorganization, immigration

Harrisburg, Pa. -- Diocese offers trip to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia

A lengthy report from the Columbia School of Journalism points out "a systematic failing" pertaining to a Rolling Stone article that accused members of a University of Virginia fraternity of raping a female student, dubbed Jackie, while she attended a party at the frat house.

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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