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by Tom Roberts

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Conservative disaffection with Francis leads sharp drop in pope's favorability rating in U.S.

Women who have long stood during Mass at a Washington, D.C., church to demonstrate for women's rights within the church and against war, get a bishop's attention -- and praise.

Presidential candidates answer: How will you offer help and opportunity to the hungry and poor here and around the world?

Commentary: Which way to the 'right side of history'?

GOP candidates and legislators call for investigation of Planned Parenthood and cut off of funding following release of two videos.

Commentary: A religion case too far for the Supreme Court? (In which NCR's Michael Sean Winters is cited.)

Archdiocese of Newark sues state over new law prohibiting church from selling headstones and mausoleums.

Immigration: Community support programs providing an alternative to detention (and ankle monitors) for asylum-seekers.

Looking for a little inspiration to begin your day? NCR's sister publication Celebration gives you a reflection 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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