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Will the story end here? Vatican clarifies: Francis’ Kim Davis meeting not a show of support. Vatican correspondent Joshua McElwee will update this story through the day, so check back in.

Davis' lawyer disputes Vatican description of meeting

Synod of Bishops on the Family: Vatican outlines process for this month's Synod of Bishops, saying they have put together a “new methodology” for the gathering in order to facilitate more dialogue and discussion between the prelates.

The 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the The Synod of Bishops, will meet Oct 4-25 with the theme, "The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World." NCR will be covering it gavel to gavel. Here's were all the stories will be collected.

And here's another view: The Struggle for the Synod

Obama addresses nation on shootings at Oregon community college. In a passionate plea last night, the president said that Americans want common-sense gun control and asked voters to ensure "your elected officials ... reflect your views." "This is something we should politicize," he said.

Saint John’s, Antigua -- Catholic Bishop defends Pope Francis’ US-Cuba visit from critics who said his message was more secular than religious.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -- Dominican bishops demand government action on corruption

NCR Editorial: Get behind common-sense agenda on guns

NCR has along history of supporting efforts at gun control: NCR's arguments for common-sense gun control and supporting faith-based groups working on this issue, including the latest: Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence

Daklak, central Vietnam -- Kindness and wisdom are key to serving poor, overcoming government restrictions in Vietnam

Ashta, Madhya Pradesh, India -- Bhopal sister leads villagers displaced by massive dam on the Parwati

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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