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Today's top church news: Vatican backs off external audit, asking instead for internal audit assistance

Election 2016 -- Republican Senator Susan Collins says she might support Hillary Clinton

Election 2016 -- Anti-Trump Republicans seek last-ditch 'delegate revolt' (Text and video)

Election 2016 -- Commentary: Bernie lost. What do liberals do now?

This news broke yesterday: Loretto sisters summoned to Rome, raising questions on closure of apostolic visitation Cites "ambiguity regarding the congregation's adherence to some areas of Church doctrine and morality"

Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to deliver commencement speech — at D.C. elementary school

Delaware bill strikes homosexuality as marital misconduct

Wollongong, Australia -- Catholic elementary school sends fliers to parents inviting them to talk about the “impacts’’ of same-sex marriage. Parents object, bishop supports.

'This is my light saber' – Tulsa's bishop-elect makes his own crosier “Every Jedi has not completed his training until he’s made his own light saber that he uses to fight evil with – so this is my light saber,” Bishop-elect David Konderla.

San Juan, Puerto Rico -- Nearly 350 members of the Catholic Theological Society of America opened the organization’s annual conference Thursday And NCR is on the spot.

June 18 is the one-year anniversary of Laudato Si! Discuss Pope Francis' encyclical at your next group meeting. Download NCR's readers' guide ot Laudato Si' here.

Fracking should be an issue for everyone, Mercy sister says in fracking webinar

Dublin, Ireland -- U.N. calls Ireland's abortion ban cruel and discriminatory to women

Guayaquil, Ecuador -- More than six weeks after earthquake, sisters in Ecuador continue to coordinate relief

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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