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In pastoral letter ahead of the General Election May 7: Scottish bishops tell voters: nuclear weapons are a 'grave threat to human family'

Infographic from Public Religion Research Institute: Millennials Say Contraception is Critical for the Financial Security of Women

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Cuts Funds For Indigent Funerals The program will be discontinued altogether next year as part of a wide range of social services and public health cuts.

The rich get government handouts just like the poor. Here are 10 of them One tax deductable business dinner for 10 people provides more public food assistance than the $279 an average household receives in food stamps for the whole month.

Annual Vigil Outside Phila. Cathedral Demands Ordination of Women as Catholic Priests

Portland, Maine -- Letter may prove clergy abuse in the 1950s Text and video

Cardinal to religious: Those who abandon Vatican II are 'killing themselves'

Mennonite seminary apologizes to victims of famed theologian John Howard Yoder Peace theologian was serial sex abuser

Non-traditional medicinie: Sister provides healing in northeastern India by C.M. Paul

ICYMI: Would-be Boston Marathon bombing juror says no to capital punishment

Women religious leaders representing 29 regions of the world and 80 percent of religious worldwide gathered recently outside Rome with the goal of finding common issues that they could address together. Animating and navigating global solidarity

Rochester, N.Y. -- More than a thousand women gathered in fellowship at Aquinas Institute for the second annual Rochester Catholic Women's Conference.

[Link fixed] Cardinal Napier: ‘The Pope Doesn’t Need Anyone to Be His Theologian’ South African cardinal responds to report that Cardinal Kasper speaks for Pope Francis.

Monday April 13: Pax Christi to mark Global Day of Action on military spending

Brighton, Mass. -- Is this the model of Catholic young adult evangelization other parishes should replicate? You read. You decide.


Reader Recommendations: Passover and the First Freedom

For those who doubted spring would come this year: Psychedelic Map of the U.S. in Bloom: Maps from the U.S. Forest Service show signs of spring creeping across America's forests, fields, and urban areas

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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