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Kochs defeated in Montana: 6 lessons the country can learn from this rural Western state Americans for Prosperity spent a bundle to defeat Medicaid expansion in Montana. Here's why they lost

Kansas City, Mo. -- With resignation of bishop, sadness, relief settle on diocese

Chile: protesters step up anti-bishop campaign

Catholic Bishop of Rockhampton Michael McCarthy and Institute of Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea leader Sister Berneice Loch have issued a joint apology to child abuse victims at Neerkol.

One year ago today, we launched the website Global Sisters Report to chronicle the lives of women religious around the world and to explore the issues these women face. Spend 15 minutes on Global Sisters Report today. You'll come back wanting more.

Sisters work for the rights of street vendors in India

News you don't want to miss: Salvadoran military man linked to 1989 Jesuit massacre faces extradition to Spain

Charlotte’s Catholic bishop bans PFLAG event with LGBT-affirming nun PFLAG = parents, families and friends of lesbians and gays

Mich. priest backtracks on gun classes at church

For Earth Day: Collection of Pope Francis eco-quotes available as poster

Panel contemplates why the papal encyclical on the environment will matter

Viewpoint: Can Pope Francis mobilise a community of over a billion Catholics to take action on climate change?

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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