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by Dennis Coday

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SOA Watch marks its 25th year next weekend. Report: FBI infiltrated nonviolent protest outside Georgia army base. The FBI investigated and infiltrated the annual protests by SOA Watch at Fort Benning, Georgia for at least a decade

June Verbillion first discovered NCR "in the back of the church" at St. Catherine of Siena in Oak Park, Ill., and ​she's been reading it every since. Read the stories of NCR's original subscribers.

Springfield, Ill. -- The Catholic Diocese has amended part of its Family School Agreement, removing an obligation for non-Catholic parents and guardians who send their children to Catholic schools to provide additional financial support to parishes.

Austrailian Catholic bishops called to answer in anti-discrimination test case. State anti-discrimination commission charges pastoral letter on traditional marriage humiliates gay, lesbian and transgender Australians

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo demanded that an area church remove a controversial billboard message about Jesus having “two dads” after a Catholic writer caught wind of it and complaints came flooding in.

Thirty years ago, Archbishop Raymond G. Huntausen was figuratively clapped in irons and thrown into the dungeon. Not for committing crimes of theft or child abuse, which went unpunished then and mostly now, but for demonstrating values and practices that Pope Francis appears to approve in whole or in part.

Communities of Catholic sisters in Guatemala provide care for some of the country's poorest citizens, especially children, in lieu of a government hobbled in political turmoil, strict adoption laws and budget constraints.

Saying 'Spotlight' (the movie about the Boston Globe's sex abuse investigation) to bring up 'horrific' past some Catholic diocese try to get ahead of negative coverage.

Richmond case may test Catholic Church’s stand on homosexual rights

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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