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Today is the anniversary of the the launching of the Global Sister Report website, a reporting project of National Catholic Reporter made possible with a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.

Global Sisters Report celebrates two-year anniversary

For your Earth Day reading: Study guide for 'Amoris Laetitia' By Fr. Tom Reese, S.J.

More Earth Day reading: Sustainable future calls for new way of being. Get even more Earth Day reading every day at NCR's Eco Catholic blog.

At one time, Pastor Eldrick Davis couldn’t preach without a portable oxygen tank. Last year, he lost more than 100 pounds with the support of his congregation and a Duke program to help pastors lose weight and improve their health. Weight loss is ministry's gain

A federal appeals court has ruled that a transgender boy in Virginia can sue his school board for discrimination because it banned him from using the boys' bathroom. Virginia Court Case Likely To Affect Other States

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sided on Thursday with those criticizing a controversial new North Carolina law requiring transgender people to use government and school bathrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificate. Trump said the law was unnecessary.

Young Voices column: My grandma, throughout her life and even after her death, taught me the significance of ritual. by April Gutierrez.

Interesting story about how non-Catholic, Christian denominations are trying to cope with sex abuse of minors: Abused? You Can’t Work at These Churches Church job seekers are being asked if they were sexually abused as children based on the false belief that victims will become abusers.

Hollidaysburg, Pa. -- Three former Franciscan leaders could stand trial on child endangerment and conspiracy charges.

Tools of resistance: Do not lose sight of the nuclear war threat

Trolls have met their match. Hillary Clinton PAC Spends $1M Challenging Online Critics

Fascinating story about how local community deals with its past: Albany, N.Y., Catholic cemetery to be final resting place for 18th century slaves. Fourth graders at a local Catholic school helped design one of the burial boxes.

DailyBreadBanner.jpgStart your day inspired with daily scripture reflections. Join NCR's sister publication, Celebration, for Daily Bread, a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings.

Or reflect on Pencil Preaching.jpgPencil Preaching by Pat Marrin. Every morning Pat Marrin breaks open the Word with a pencil sketch and a short meditation.

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