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by Dennis Coday

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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has gathered for its fall annual meeting. You can read all of National Catholic Reporter's on-site reporting and analysis of the 2015 fall meeting at the feature series page "USCCB Fall 2015."

World religious leaders condemn Paris carnage

Africa prepares to host the pope later this month: A connection to the people: Pope Francis to receive vestments, welcome from less-privileged Kenyans

France launches new airstrikes on Syria and anti-terrorism raids at home

U.S. governors are rejecting Syrian refugees: Is screening process adequate?

Did Archbishop Kurtz send a message to the governors? Paris violence won't alter church outreach to refugees, USCCB head says

'India's Daughter' brings gender inequality, violence against women into sharp focus

High court's ruling on same-sex marraige prompts bishops' pastoral plan for family, marriage One archbishop calls this a "Roe v. Wade" momement.

NCR Hollywood News: 15 Famous Men on Whether or Not They’re Feminists

Reflections on the Synod of Bishops by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington

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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