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Vatican City -- The Synod continues. Vatican correspondent Joshua J. McElwee and NCR senior analyst Fr. Tom Reese will be covering the event gavel to gavel. Here's the latest:
- Preparing for the synod: Slow and steady wins the family synod on sexuality issues
- Vatican City -- Philly’s Chaput: Bishops sorting out into lobbying groups at synod
- Vatican City -- Canadian archbishop's full remarks to Synod on women deacons
- Phyllis Zagano looks at synod participation: It's all about Canon 129 in the 1983 Code of Canon Law.
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Celebration, NCR's sister publication, will publish a new reflection each day during Advent. Learn more here
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Global Sisters Report continues its series on Contemplative Communities: Three Dominican nuns formed new community in 2007, pray seven hours a day
Global Sisters Report Hands the pen to African sisters
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Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle, Washington, writes for "The Hill": Pope Francis’ message on immigrants humanizes debate
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:
Daily 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.