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by Dennis Coday

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Vatican City -- The highly anticipated Synod of Bishops on the family opened yesterday and NCR is all over the story. Vatican correspondent Joshua J. McElwee and NCR senior analyst Fr. Tom Reese will be covering the event gavel to gavel.

Contemplative Communities series -- On the north side of Minneapolis, a small but vibrant community of Visitation Sisters practices the discipline of contemplative prayer -- and open their doors to neighbors and visitors who want to do the same. Visitation Sisters get their agenda from neighbors

Establishing contemplative communities in the US: The early history

BP Gets 'Punishment it Deserves,' Feds Say in Record $20B Settlement

U.S. Allies See Trans-Pacific Partnership as a Check on China

Pacific trade deal shows Latin America’s new ideological divide

Why opinions are so split on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

California adopts right-to-die legislation after Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill

Madison, Wis. -- Homeless in limbo as city gov't and cathedral in court over Way of the Cross park. Don't let the headline on this webpage fool you. read the story all the way through.

Philadelphia's homeless reflect on the Pope's visit to the City of Brotherly Love

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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