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Don't forget to vote today: Democrat favored in Kentucky governor's race amid focus on gay marriage

Don't forget to vote today: Houston Ballot Measure At The Center Of Major LGBT Equality Fight "No men in women's bathrooms" is the slogan for opponents. Supporters of Prop. 1, known as Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance, call it HERO, for short

Don't forget to vote today: Will Ohio legalize marijuana? How will Colorado spend its marijuana profits? Minnium wage in Tacoma, Washington. Campaign finance in Maine. And more. Here Are 9 Huge Issues Americans Are Voting On In Today’s Elections.

Less than 100 days before the Iowa caucuses: Evangelical vote is splintered in Iowa

Vatican City -- Did Anti-Francis Cabal Plant a Sexy Spy in the Vatican? New book by ianluigi Nuzzi, Merchants in the Temple in bookstores in English Thursday.

Pope’s gay friend speaks out Bob Shine of New Ways Ministry says the "interview is worth reading even several weeks later for its insights into the pope as a human being when it comes to LGBT issues."

Ohio will pay $1.3 million in legal fees to the lawyers who represented James Obergefell—the lead plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage case this summer -- and other individuals who successfully challenged the state’s gay marriage ban.

Mariam Williams says 'Young people' who stay with the church are different from those who leave and come back

Paris, Kansas -- Pope Francis holds a double-secret meeting with Bishop Morrie

Port-au-Prince, Haiti -- Haitian investigators are looking into new allegations of child sex abuse against an American man who founded an orphanage for boys in Haiti’s capital decades ago and who successfully sued a Freeport, Maine, man for defamation this summer.

Lima, Peru -- Peru Catholic Society Admits Sex Abuse Probe against Founder A sad, familiar tale.

St. Joseph Sr. Helen Prejean says: Any state's death penalty situation is not a local issue

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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