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Gay and Catholic: Two views on the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling

Fr. Tom Reese's column: How the bishops should respond to the same-sex marriage decision

Yangon, Myanmar -- Maryknoll sister persists in call for preferential treatment of the poor

Rome, Italy -- Vatican-sponsored conferences further unpack 'Laudato Si'' from frames of farming, climate

Laudato Si’ . . . a Call to Contemplation

3 ways Pope Francis is shaking up the church: politics, places and people: It looks like a plan concocted by the braintrust of a political campaign. (Video and text)

Ankeny, Iowa — Roman Catholic leaders in early-voting state Iowa implored presidential candidates Thursday to take up Pope Francis' call for “profound political courage” by focusing their campaigns as much on improving the environment and income inequality as they have on opposing gay marriage and abortion in the past.

Romeo Maione (1925-2015) -- Canadian social activist influenced labour, government and Catholic Church

Commentary: Episcopal Church more expansive and inclusive, thanks to gay marriage votes

Salt Lake City, Utah -- 18 Episcopal bishops dissent from general convention's acceptance of same-sex marriage

NCR Book Club: Books confront moral dimensions of recent wars

From A Nun's Life podcasts A visit that turned into a vocation

Seattle, Wash. -- National conference of gay Catholics books Dan Savage as a co-keynoter

All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church, Chicago -- Chicago priest protests same-sex marriage, won't sign civil marriage licenses

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:

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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