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by Dennis Coday

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Pope Francis brain tumor report denied by Vatican

Integrating ecology with feminism is the only way to implement the Vatican’s newfound enthusiasm for environmental concerns. Is Pope Francis an ecofeminist?

Here is a most curious article. I include it in my morning round up to expose NCR readers to a full spectrum of views. Pope Francis Reaps the Wuerlwind A key figure in his project to liberalize the Church is the slippery cardinal of Washington, D.C.

Indian cardinal at synod: Church needs 'new way of being' amidst suffering

Thinkning about the Synod of Bishops on the family: Denver archbishop asks: Would German bishops side with Henry VIII or Thomas More?

Read all of NCR's coverage of the Synod of Bishops 2015 meeting on the famliy here.

Paul Ryan might be saving his party. But at what cost?

Salt Lake City woman is first in Utah to claim ordination to Catholic priesthood

Human trafficking in the US: Sisters' networks and ministries break the cycle one life at a time

Jimmy Carter offers help for Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria

NCR Book Club: Reined in by the Vatican, set free by the Gospel John McCoy's biography of Archbishop Raymond "Dutch" Hunthausen

Fundraising campaign launched to promote Cause of John Paul I

Movie Review by Sr. Rose Pacatte -- 'Room' is a story of crime and survival but also of family and reconciliation

Not sure what this one is all about: Mardid, Spain -- 'Good Catholic girl' converts into a 'bride of Isis'

Book news: New book exposes bitter divides in Obama administration on Israel. Written by former U.S. negotiator, adviser and ambassador Dennis Ross.

ICYMI: Driven Underground Years Ago, Japan's 'Hidden Christians' Maintain Faith (Audio and text)

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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