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Pope Francis Ends South America Trip By Urging Young People To 'Make A Mess' He also urged the destitute to change the world economic order.

In Bolivia, Francis demands reform of 'intolerable' global economic system

Vatican City -- A former papal diplomat accused of sexually abusing teenage boys while stationed in the Dominican Republic has been hospitalized in intensive care, forcing adjournment of his trial Saturday in a Vatican courtroom for allegedly causing grave psychological harm to the victims and possessing an enormous quantity of child pornography.

Greeks Seem to Be Taking Debt Bail Out Agreement in Stride

Pennsylvania -- New Greensburg Catholic bishop inspired by a Mormon and a Gideon's Bible

Republican presdential candidates: Gov. Bobby Jindal puts his religious faith front, center; not many know how he became a Christian

McAllen, Texas -- Less than a year after breaking ground for construction, Holy Spirit Catholic Church in McAllen is ready to open the doors to its new retreat house, The Holy Spirit Renewal Center, Youth & Adult Domus. The completed project is the first of four phases of construction.

Zhouzhi, China -- Bishop Martin Wu Qinjing of Zhouzhi, secretly ordained in 2005 but prevented from undertaking his episcopal ministry, . has now been installed with government recognition

Hong Kong writer asks, Are the Vatican and China getting closer?

Commentary: In the current debate about same-sex marriage, rather than look to real people and their experiences, many who oppose such unions deal with abstractions. By Fr. Bill Grimm

Hispanic evangelicals form new front in the battle against the death penalty

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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