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Texas Abortion Clinics Ask Supreme Court to Review Restrictions

The Lancet, the medical journal, says gun violence is a public health issue: Making gun violence an open target

Commentary: How Pope Francis's abortion comments could save the Catholic Church

ICYMI: Prison Officials Join Movement to Curb Solitary Confinement

???? Judge Won't Divorce Straight Couple Because Gay Marriage Is Legal "Tennesseans have been deemed by the U.S. Supreme Court to be incompetent to define and address such keystone/central institutions such as marriage, and, thereby, at minimum, contested divorces," Hamilton County Chancellor Jeffrey Atherton wrote in his decision.

Jeb Bush: “[Davis] is sworn to uphold the law and it seems to me there ought to be common ground, there ought to be big enough space for her to act on her conscience and for, now that the law is the law of the land, for a gay couple to be married in whatever jurisdiction that is."

The missing paycheck: Research reveals new evidence on the racial wage gap among church pastoral ministers

'Reeling from the impact' of historical trauma. Have you been following Vinnie Rotondaro's multipart series on intergenerational poverty, trauma and the doctrine of disovery? The Trail of History

Global Sisters Report: IHMs and Oblate Sisters of Providence share biracial co-founder in Theresa Maxis Duchemin. For more than 160 years, that fact had been kept closely under wraps by leadership in the Immaculate Heart of Mary communities.

Sisters urge: Risk on the side of peace in Iran deal

Pope Francis’ surprise call thanks sister for immigration ministry

(press release) Sacramento, Calif. -- California Catholic Leaders Commit to Reconciliation Process with Mission Indians; 18-month Project Aimed at Enriching the Mission Experience and Enhancing School Curriculum,/p>



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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