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Vatican City -- Pope Francis forcefully reprimands European leaders, urging them to reject calls for the re-nationalization of the continent and to "build bridges and tear down walls."

Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee for president of the United States. What now for conservative Catholics? Unable to endorse Trump (yet), turns toward congressional races

Trump's VP: Top 10 contenders Some potential candidates might be hesitant to hitch their political future to a polarizing figure like Trump.

Mourning Berrigan: This morning, a march of peace will begin at 7:30 from Maryhouse, the Catholic Worker House on Third Street between First and Second Avenues in Manhattan. It will go to the Church of St. Francis Xavier on West 16th Street, near the Avenue of the Americas, for Father Berrigan’s funeral Mass at 10.Watch here later today for reports on the march and Mass.

U.S. economy creates a weak 160,000 jobs in April

German cardinal says 'unauthorized people' in Rome veto bishop nominations

Editorial: Time to reform doctrinal investigations

For Mother's Day: Sisters who are also mothers bring new perspectives to religious life

Q & A with Rachael Consoli, she worked for the Catholic Medical Mission Board's Safe Motherhood program in South Sudan: Delivering babies in a war zone

The Feel-Good Summertime Anthem You've Been Waiting For: Justin Timberlake's ''Can't Stop the Feeling''

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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