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For seventh consecutive year, NCR Webathon meets its goal. Thank you, generous readers! You raised $135,000 for the NCR Webathon this year. Thank you! Watch the thank you video.

Global Sisters Report is taking an in-depth look at mining around the world and its impact on local communities. The latest is Gold mining in Ghana ruins environment, lives, driven by profit and poverty. Read more about the issue here.

Meet the women trying to rid Pakistan — and the world — of polio

The University of Notre Dame -- Biden and Boehner, teary and grateful, receive high Catholic honor

Senate report on CIA torture is one step closer to disappearing The CIA inspector general’s office -- the spy agency’s internal watchdog -- has acknowledged it "mistakenly" destroyed its only copy of a mammoth Senate torture report.

Beirut, Lebenon -- Wars, extremism fray Christian-Muslim relations in Middle East by Chris Herlinger

Election 2016 -- Hillary Clinton gets more specific about what Bill Clinton’s White House job could be

Election 2016 -- Trump: London mayor made 'very rude statements' about me and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee warned he won't have a good relationship with British Prime Minister David Cameron if he's elected.

Altoona–Johnstown, Pa. -- Diocese to hold prayer service for sexual abuse victims Bishop Mark Bartchak plans to preside over the gatherings at St. Andrew in Benscreek on Monday, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Altoona on Tuesday and Our Lady of Victory in State College on Thursday.

Manila, Philippines -- Catholic church to oppose presumptive president Duterte on death penalty's return

Traditionalist order sees chance to come to New Zealand

Guam's Catholic church has challenged claims made by the vice speaker of the territory's legislature that an archbishop encouraged senators to shut down a measure intended to support sexual abuse victims.

Commemorating conscientious objectors to war More than 100 people attended the London commemoration of International Conscientious Objectors Day on Sunday 15 May.

This is my wife's favorite TV show, so I had to include this: 'Agent Carter' fans launch petition to save show after ABC cancels series

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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