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by Tom Roberts

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Marking 70 years since Trinity test gave the world nuclear weapons.

Pope Francis accepts resignations of two more bishops. One, from Mexico, was accused of molesting a youngster; the other, from Brazil, spent $600,000 on home and office renovations.

From Pat Marrin: the latest Francis, the comic strip.

US restates the distinction between Israel and Israeli settlements

Catholic Church's Caritas Social Action Network in England blames changes in welfare system as poverty increases makes it difficult for some to survive.

Inquirer columnist Mike Newall: Chaput's take on firing of lesbian teacher betrays common sense.

From New Republic: Why Scott Walker's evangelical faith and union busting don't go hand-in-hand.

Francis inviting mayors from around the world to Rome to press climate issues.

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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