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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016: MLK quotes, inspirations

From MLK to Ferguson: Catholic identity and the struggle for racial justice

Columbia, S.C. -- MLK Day celebrates removal of Confederate flag from state capital. This year's event will also include appearances by all three main Democratic presidential candidates -- Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley.

Resources for teachers: Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

NCR columnist Colman McCarthy nominates two Jesuit names worthy of Georgetown halls

Election 2016: Bernie Sanders won the Democratic debate, say pundits and social media

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.

Rome -- Pope Francis on Sunday became the third pope to visit Rome's synagogue in a sign of continuing Catholic-Jewish friendship.

Pope Francis at Monday morning Mass: Christians who say “it’s always been done that way,” and stop there have hearts closed to the surprises of the Holy Spirit. They are idolaters and rebels will never arrive at the fullness of the truth.

Senior church figures in Northern Ireland have given a cautious welcome to the suggestion from the Archbishop of Canterbury that there should be a fixed date for Easter. This year Easter Sunday falls on March 27, while next year it will fall on April 16.

Chicago Archbishop Cupich addresses annual pro-life rally, tells the crowed he hoped they would recapture “the soul of our nation”

Catholic schools: Parish schools adapt to Latino students by adopting dual-language programs

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