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Rubio Headlines Fundraiser For Policy Group That Supports Conversion Therapy

From hip-hop to jihad, how the Islamic State became a magnet for converts

Bridgeport, Conn. -- Bridgeport Priest Gets 65-Month Sentence For Selling Drugs

Vatican City -- Holy See publishes statutes for Commission to protect minors

Sr. Jeannie Gramick says This pope gives me hope

And if you're in Charlotte, N.C, May 16 you can year more of what Sr. Gramick has to say, but you'll have to go to at Myers Park Baptist Church, Bishop Peter Jugis of Charlotte said she couldn't speak at St. Peter Catholic parish in uptown.

Running Thursday through Saturday, “The Nun in the World: Catholic Sisters and Vatican II” brings together women religious, historians and scholars for an international symposium at the University of Notre Dame’s London Global Gateway campus.

A federal judge in Oklahoma awarded nearly $300,000 to lawyers who fought the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Just so you know what the other side thinks: The Pope Embraces The Religion Of Global Warming. Includes statements like: "One of the greatest friends of poor people around the world is carbon based fuels."

Our Sunday Visitor weighs in with an editorial titled "Unseemly behavior." The environment remains one of the most divisive issues facing the modern Church, says OSV. "A line is crossed, however, when such rational exchange turns into venom-spewing, ideologically based commentary. And this is what has taken place."

NCR Publisher Tom Fox says Affirm the NCR community, give now to the Webathon

Density of discussion about race in the States

Senate approves bill allowing Congress to review Iran nuclear deal

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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