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by Dennis Coday

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Thanks to generous readers: For sixth consecutive year, NCR webathon meets its goal

Q&A with Robert Dunham, new head of the Death Penalty Information Center: Is Capital Punishment Near a 'Tipping Point'?

Obama summit with Persian Gulf leaders to focus on mending ties

US bishops, Vatican lead the charge for nuclear disarmament

Sr. Chritine Schenk asks Are things looking up for women in the church?

Globals Sisters Report correspondent Dan Stockman reports from London and the “The Nun in the World: Catholic Sisters and Vatican II” conference: Five distinct generations of sisters

Rome -- Cardinal George Pell has said he expects that the upcoming synod on the family to “massively endorse” the Church’s traditional teachings on Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics.

US clergy, including five bishops, ask synod to 'stand firm' on marriage

Vatican City -- Castro at Vatican thanks pope for mediation role with US

Dublin, Ireland -- Bishops step up opposition to gay marriage

ICYMI: Italian convents act as safe houses in trafficking portal

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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