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Germany's Roman Catholic Church has decided lay employees who divorce and remarry or form gay civil unions should no longer automatically lose their jobs. This episcopal conference is an influential voice for reforms prompted by Pope Francis.

A note from NCR's president and CEO: Independent and proud of it, but that comes with a price

Chicago -- The possibility of married Roman Catholic priests was part of a candid and revealing conversation with Archbishop Blase Cupich

ICYMI: Cantu and Cupich: Families are more than groups of consumers

Global Sisters Report Melanie Lidman is on the ground in Nepal: In Nepal, Catholics reach out to remote areas devastated by quake

NCR's Brian Roewe, wasn't on the ground, but he was on the story: Sister steps up efforts to send water filters to Nepal

Wow! Send this to your pastor and parish council president: 4 ways tension will make your church a better congregation by Rev. Amy Butler

Frank Bruni of the New York Times says: Catholicism Undervalues Women Like a Pringles vendor sounding an alarm about obesity, Pope Francis fashioned himself a feminist last week.

NCR's own Jamie Manson has been saying the same thing: To have a truly just church, Pope Francis must move beyond complementarity

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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