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LCWR speaks out on end of Vatican oversight Check for updates this morning. Reaction article to follow later today.

LCWR leader: End of Vatican mandate result of growth in understanding

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal defends Iran's ambitions on the world stage, saying the Middle Eastern country is "obviously" a rational actor and a democracy. (Video plays as page opens.)

IN THE ANDAMAN SEA OFF THAILAND — Rohingya Migrants From Myanmar, Shunned by Malaysia, Are Spotted Adrift in Andaman Sea

Springfield, Ill. -- Priest under investigation for alleged abuse of a minor speaks out about "witch hunt."

Perth, Australia -- A Catholic bishop will stand trial in August charged with historic child sex offences.

Naples, Fla. -- For Ave Maria University, concern over Catholic college's future Student complaints that the university is lowering standards and losing its Catholic identity.

Massachusetts judge orders protesters to end 11-year vigil at closed church

Randolph, N.J. -- Teen fetes 'Sweet 16' with homeless in mind

Chicago Archdiocese sues for return of jewelry removed from church

And the award for American inequality goes to...

Commentary: We have and need our Catholic press, but the secular media is not an enemy of the Church, writes Kevin mcKenna

Commentary: Inspiring Us All: Pope Francis' Moral Leadership on Climate by Tom Steyer

India -- Mumbai's famous St Xavier’s College will have a new principal, but first time in its 164 year history he will not be a Jesuit priest.

Blues legend B.B. King dead at 89

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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