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Rome -- Activists contest Vatican over gay rights before key Italian vote

Twenty-five states that unsuccessfully defended same-sex marriage bans in federal court have agreed or been ordered by a judge to pay more than $13.5 million in legal fees to the challengers.

Manhasset, N.Y. -- Feds auditing Long Island school district, town and diocese Questions about how they spent superstorm Sandy disaster recovery money.

At Wheaton College in in Illinois, faculty members are asking the college to drop its case against a professor who said Muslims and Christians worship the same God. Will the administration listen?Backing Their Colleague

When Wheaton College professor Larycia Hawkins stands before a group of her peers next month for their judgment, at stake will be not only Hawkins but the future of evangelicalism. How a Facebook comment turned into a nightmare for ‘the evangelical Harvard

Wisdom Commentary introduces feminist interpretation of every Bible book

Election 2016: Trump visits Iowa church: gets a lesson in humility

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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