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A police car is seen outside Notre Dame Cathedral as people leave after a Mass celebrated by Paris Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois in Paris Nov. 15 to pray for those killed in terrorist attacks. Coordinated attacks the evening of Nov. 13 claimed the lives of 129 people. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Around up of coverage: France: Vengeance, a Manhunt and Mourning

Analysis: Paris Attacker Is an Example of France’s Homegrown Terrorists

Pope Francis: Religious justification for Paris attacks 'blasphemy,' love of neighbor needed

Syrian refugees shunned by some in U.S. after attacks in Paris

The U.S. bishops gather for their fall annual meeting in Baltimore today. Here's Tom Reese's assessment: Francis’ priorities vs. the priorities of the U.S. bishops and USCCB elections present clear choices

NCR's Michael Sean Winters will be blogging live as the bishops' meeting unfolds. Read Winters' blogs here and all of NCR coverage here.

An image swept over me toward the close of the Parliament of World Religions last month. I was swimming in the ocean. A global quest for God by Nancy Sylvester

Minneapolis -- Protests erupt after black man shot by police in (Warning: Gaint ad pops up when you access this page.)

Ghana -- Bishops’ Conference calls for justice against alleged corrupt judicial officers

South Sudan: Without a ceasefire thousands could die

Commentary -- Fighting for Climate Justice Means Looking After Our Neighbors by Fr. Edwin Gariguez

Baguio City, Philippines -- Bishop asks court to protect Cordi mountain from illegal quarrying He says this upland watershed is being ravaged.

Catholics to U.N. climate summit: Warmer temperatures are just part of the problem

ICYMI: Sister who cooks for soup kitchen wins prize on Food Network's 'Chopped'

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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