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In a letter from Cardinal Pell's lawyer: George Pell critic Peter Saunders asked to withdraw 'false allegations' made on "60 Minutes"

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina -- In postwar Sarajevo, Francis calls on all to make peace proactively

Aboard the papal plane from Sarajevo -- Pope Francis said he expects the Vatican to give bishops "orientation" on the reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Medjugorje soon.

Canada -- 'Indigenous justice means justice for all,' says Anglican Canadian indigenous leader

Pope to reporters: If You Don't Pray, 'Send Me Good Vibrations'

To prepare for release of environment encyclical next week, NCR is reprising the best of its reporting on this issue, starting with: Conservative corners have tepid take on Pope Francis' environment encyclical

Michael Sean Winters gives the U.S. bishops, who will meet in St. Louis starting Wednesday, five things to think about

Franciscan Sr. Callista Robinson is president of the National Black Sisters Conference: Q & A with Sr. Callista Robinson

Helmville, Mont. -- Victim of clergy sex abuse writes of his experience from nearly 56 years ago.

Don't spoil the new Christendom! Nigerian Roman Catholic Bishop Emmanuel Badejo speaks of The Missionary Zeal of the New Progressive Imperialism

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, address from the Sacra Liturgia USA 2015 conference

Catholics in Pittsburgh diocese reflect on their future: Catholic priests spread thin as numbers dwindle

Kirsten Rotz is participating in an internship with Global Sisters Report while volunteering in Honduras. She is a VIDES volunteer from Idaho who is serving with the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters) in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Her blogs will appear in GSR for the next several weeks.

Just because its summer: The History of Bermuda Shorts in Photos

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 a 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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