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by Dennis Coday

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Breaking News: We just got word that Fr. Cyprian Davis -- a monk of St. Meinrad Archabbey, professor of church history at St. Meinrad School of Theology, and author of works on black Catholic history -- died last night. We'll have an obit later today.

Priest claims he lost Seton Hall job "for posting a pic on FB supporting LGBT 'NO H8.' " Was director of campus ministry appointed by Newark archdiocese.

South Orange, N.J. -- Students back priest allegedly fired from N.J. school for pro-LGBT post

Same-sex marriage: On Friday, Ireland votes in a referendum that, if passed, will enshrine marriage equality in the Constitution.

Dublin -- Mass-goers in dioceses across Ireland yesterday heard bishops warn of possible lawsuits against those who uphold Catholic teaching if the referendum passes. Government deines the claims as baseless; church and religious belief, practice are protected.

Obama to limit military-style equipment for local police departments

Pope Francis is flexing the Vatican's diplomatic muscles: Calls massacre of Armenians a "genocide"; Helped to broker an historic accord between Cuba and the United States; First formal accord between the Vatican and the State of Palestine

Kansas City, Mo. -- Archbishop Naumann revises assignments made by Finn days before resignation

Chicago -- Hospitality houses offer works of mercy to immigrants in limbo

Cooper mining project suspended: Fifty days of protest produce results in Peru

Belgian bishop warns Germans against euthanasia’s slippery slope amid Bundestag debate

Philippines Church welcomes Tagle election as Caritas Internationalis chief. Tagle is a "gift of the Church in the Philippines to the world"

Shortage of priests means 'elderly forced to work on'

The Bethlehem Commitment: This declaration is the outcome of the Pax Christi International 2015 World Assembly held in Bethlehem, Palestine, on 13-17 May 2015.

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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