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by Tom Roberts

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Climate change deniers meet in Rome ahead of Vatican summit on the subject and tell Pope Francis he would be making a "great mistake" and would "demean" his office and the church by joining those fighting climate change.

From A Roman Observer: Robert Mickens on the deep reasons curial reform is needed and the deep resistance Pope Francis faces trying to achieve it.

Looting and rioting in Baltimore following Freddie Gray's funeral ... Congressional Black Caucus condemns rioting .... Baltimore Sun Editorial: Reclaim Freddie Gray ... Archbishop Lori on the issues and the heartbreak of Baltimore violence.

Can a park on a bridge link rich and poor sections of Washington DC? Vinnie Rotondaro reports on a project that wants the poor to benefit from it, not be run out by gentrification.

Pope prays for Nepali quake victims, relief workers. ... How Buddhists and Hindus view the earthquake

From Global Sisters Report: How the Catholic church in Vietnam survived in the 4 decades following the fall of Saigon.

Pope Francis to new priests: Mercy, forgiveness, service ... and more mercy -- and never refuse to baptize a child.

Utah Bishop John Wester named Archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Despite resignation, Bishop Robert Finn to preside over Kansas City ordinations next month.

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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