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Churches Brace for Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

PORTLAND, Maine — Cathedral priest using popular blog to reach new audiences in Maine

UK Bishops use St. Joseph Feast Day (that's today) to call for living wage: St Joseph would have ‘downed tools to applaud Living Wage’

The latest from Kansas City: Despite resignation, Bishop Finn will preside at Kansas City ordinations

The latest from San Francisco: Labor leaders, union members join rally against Cordileone's new handbook language

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and other communities in Nepal shift to earthquake relief

Nepal's Jesuit community opens Facebook page for earthquake relief And follow effots on Twitter with the hashtags #?sjrelief4nep? ?#?nepalearthquake?

Vatican City -- Francis firmly backs equal pay for women, citing Christian 'radical equality'

What our nation needs: A faithful budget rooted in economic justice by Simone Campbell

Ahead of US trip: Pope stokes flames on environment, death penalty even as he resolves problems

NY Times Editorial: The Pope Joins the Climate Wars

Sisters do that? 18 surprising ministries

(H/T Duke Divinity School News & Ideas newsletter.) In December 2013, The Guardian ran an edited version of a talk by David Simon, the creator of "The Wire," about the divide between rich and poor in America, drawing on his life and experience in Baltimore. This week, the piece is one of the most-read items in the Guardian's U.S. website. “America is a country that is now utterly divided when it comes to its society, its economy, its politics. There are definitely two Americas.”

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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