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by Dennis Coday

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Working with the Catholic Volunteer Network, Global Sisters Report enlisted four young women working in ministries of Catholic sisters around the world to blog about their experiences this summer. Salesian college in Dilla, Ethiopia . . . and false assumptions

Hoboken, N.J. -- 89-year-old: 'What the heck is the difference' if my priest is gay? Openly gay priest fired from Seton Hall Univerisity gets new parish assignment.

Poll: Majorities of Each Political Party Support LGBT Nondiscrimination Laws

Washington -- Obama's new emissions rules likely to help shape White House race On immigration, healthcare, same-sex marriage and now climate change, Obama has aggressively used the powers of his office to align public policy with the values and aspirations of a largely urban, liberal and minority constituency heavily concentrated on the East and West coasts.

Joe Biden Said to Be Taking New Look at Presidential Run

When Sr. Theresa Kane welcomed Pope John Paul II in 1979, she asked for equality and ordination on behalf of Catholic women everywhere. A legacy beyond Catholicism

Alexandria, Va. -- Tom Doyle addresses priest sex abuse survivors Dominican Father Thomas Doyle, who has worked with survivors of priest sex abuse for more than three decades, said he continues to grapple with its full dimensions. "It just seems too big to get my head around," he said.

Women are deciding later in life to enter religious life

Commentary -- Pope politics: How the ‘Francis factor’ could upend 2016 by John Gehring

Las Cruces, N.M. -- New Mexico Gov. Martinez: 'Coward' set off 2 church blasts

Speaking at the "Joy in Faith" forum, Vitus Huonder, the controversial Catholic bishop of Chur in eastern Switzerland, has once again attracted criticism for quoting homophobic Bible passages and denouncing non-traditional family models.

Fargo, N.D. -- Catholic diocese instructed parishes to continue banning gay Boy Scout leaders

Gambella, Ethiopia -- Caritas Constructs Schools for South Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia

Ireland -- Nigeria priests fill shortfall

Kenya -- Polio vaccination starts, Church still adamant

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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