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The Supreme Court's ruling on gay marriage makes it clearer than ever that the government shouldn't be subsidizing religion and nonprofits. Now’s the Time To End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions by Mark Oppenheimer

As Chicago's pride parade came to a close Sunday afternoon, Chicago's Archbishop Blase Cupich urged Roman Catholics to "extend support to all families, no matter their circumstances, recognizing that we are all relatives, journeying through life under the careful watch of a loving God." 'Respect must be real, not rhetorical'

Religious leaders ponder next steps after Supreme Court rules for same-sex marriage -- Conflicts predicted.

Pastor of the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis has asked the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to release details of two investigations into alleged sexual misconduct by former Archbishop John Nienstedt. "Given the fact that Archdiocesan funds were used, however, I firmly believe that the right of the faithful to this information outweighs any objections."

St. Louis -- Priest Sues Accuser After Sex Abuse Charges Dropped

New San Diego bishop speaks of a church that 'banishes judgmentalism'

A Movement to Put Church Back in the Fight Against Racism (See related article: A Black Pastor Reveals How He Came to Support Same-Sex Marriage)

Save the Date: Celebrate NCR's 50th anniversary in Chicago. The conference will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24.

Catholic sisters at the U.N.: Bringing the moral voice to the debate

Pope to archbishops: Live what you preach, give authentic witness

Supreme Court: Execution drug does not violate Eighth Amendment

History professor takes on homelessness on campus

Looking for a little inspiration to begin your day? NCR's sister publication, Celebration, brings you some based on the Scripture readings of the day:

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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