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by Dennis Coday

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South Korea's Catholic Church said Monday it had reached agreement with North Korea to send priests there on "a regular basis," seeking an opening in a country with a long history of tight religious control.

El Salvador's highest-ranking Roman Catholic cleric on Sunday denied an accusation that he tried to bribe a woman who was sexually abused by a priest to keep her quiet, as the country's church faces a growing number of abuse cases.

'Spotlight' (the film about the Boston Globe investigation of sex abuse in Catholic church) Named Best Picture by L.A. Film Critics

NCR staff writer Brian Roewe is in Paris for the U.N. climate change talks. Read all his reporting and other NCR contributors here.

ICYMI: From the University of Notre Dame -- Conference discusses modern challenges, threats to academic freedom

Sr. Megan Rice's legacy of anti-nuclear weapons work 'Yes, I can do that'

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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