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by Tom Roberts

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New poll shows few U.S. Catholics familiar with Laudato Si', Pope Francis' eco-encyclical. Of those familiar, less than a quarter heard about it at mass.

Francis issues new critique of global market system, saying it takes families 'hostage.'

Meet the 'Precariat,' an emerging social class worldwide defined by pervasive economic insecurity.

Major Adventist Forum considers role of religion in regional, global conflicts and whether it can be a force for peace.

Got religion? New study says you may also have "sustained happiness."

AP exclusive: UN to allow Iran to choose inspectors for site allegedly used to develop nuclear weapons.

Catholic Church in Cuba wants to contribute to full relations with U.S.

Global Sisters Report: Nuns in India say attacks and rapes are affecting their ministry.

Mass appeal? S&P launches 'Catholic Values' index

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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