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Cuban bishops announce plans for Francis' 3-day visit

NCR's Fr. Tom Reese is on the road: Nigeria, day one

Jeb Bush gets hit over the Iraq War

Will Jeb Bush Take His Faith Seriously On Climate Change?

Catholic Women Speak Out: "Despite the media’s fairly common portrayal of Catholic women as a disaffected lot," writes Mary Rice Hasson in her introduction to the new book Promise and Challenge: Catholic Women Reflect on Feminism, Complementarity, and the Church.

Lecturing women about our values and religion disrespects us. Didn’t anyone teach The New York Times some manners? by Maureen Collins

Perhaps Ms. Hasson and Ms. Collins should have lunch with Jamie Mason (To have a truly just church, Pope Francis must move beyond complementarity) and Sr. Chris Schenk (Are things looking up for women in the church?).

Sr. Helen Prejean at Boston Marathon Bomber sentencing: Tsarnaev 'genuinely sorry for what he did'

Yemen: More violence ahead of proposed humanitarian pause

Elizabeth Dias of Time: Pope Francis’ Poverty Agenda Draws President Obama. You read it here first: Obama to attend Georgetown University poverty summit next week

Paraguay’s government has failed to protect a 10-year-old rape victim who is being denied an abortion, United Nations human rights experts said Monday.

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Loyola Chicago to open junior college

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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