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The Giving Voice attendees who have made or will make final vows in 2015. See the story below: "Younger sisters preparing to be the change in religious life" (GSR photo / Dawn Cherie Araujo)

How's this for a headline: Kasich Takes Edgy Stance That Undocumented Immigrants Are Not Worthless (Sorry about the annoying ad pop up.)

Analysis: Courts Are Weighing Religious Claims to Discriminate and Finding Them Wanting

Vatican City -- Nearly half a million Catholics have signed a petition urging Pope Francis to condemn same sex unions as unnatural and rule out allowing divorced believers who remarry to receive communion, organisers claim. The group describes itself as an alliance of lay Catholics and pro-Life organisations and has the backing of more than 100 senior clerics.

Analysis: Signs of 'seamless garment' in Catholic support for Iran nuke deal by Vinnie Rotondaro

Editorial: Tell Congress world is safer with the Iran deal

The Leadership Conference of Women Religions (LCWR) is meeting in Houston. Today's the last day. Read all the news here.

Kinda related: Younger sisters preparing to be the change in religious life

Black poverty differs from white poverty

Swiss Gay Group Files Criminal Complaint Against Catholic Bishop for Old Testament Speech

Islamic State terrorists on Tuesday released 22 Orthodox Christians they had held captive since February, following mediation by tribal leaders

'Preaching Boot Camp' Preps Priests-to-Be

John Salveson is calling for Pope Francis to wear a black ribbon during his visit to the United States in honor of survivors of sex abuse by clergy members.

Commentary: When Our Truths Are Ignored: Proslavery Theology’s Legacy by Yolanda Pierce

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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