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At least 84 people were killed Thursday night when a truck careened through crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day in the southern French city of Nice. What We Know About the Attack in Nice Text and graphc video.

Pope calls attack on Nice act of 'blind violence'

Nuns on the Bus 2016: We are all hungry for justice

Election 2016: Pew finds Hispanic Catholics largely favor Clinton; white Catholics split but lean Trump

Election 2016: The Presidential Popularity Problem How Can Voters Be Won Over?

Church of England accused of 'burying bad news' over timing of abuse report Published a damning report into abuse at a children’s home on the same day the new Prime Minister was appointed.

In Ethiopia, a little round house is the strongest medicine against women's labor complications

Marquette Bishop John Doerfler wants to hear the woods in Michigan's rustic Upper Peninsula echo with the transcendent sounds of Gregorian chant. Marquette diocese prepares for music change

HONG KONG/BEIJING -- Pope Francis is leading a determined push to fundamentally alter the relationship between the Vatican andChina, which for decades has been infused with mutual suspicion and acrimony. After decades of mistrust, Pope pushes for breakthrough with China

Fr. Tom Reese thinks 'VatiLeaks' was foolish and embarrassing case

Scotch Plains, N.J. -- Sydney McLaughlin, a rising senior at Union Catholic High School, will compete for Team USA in the 400 hurdles at the Olympics in Rio. She will join her brother, Taylor McLaughlin, who also qualified for the U.S. Olympic team. Taylor is an alumnus of Union Catholic (2015) and a star for the University of Michigan.

I don't know about you, but Pokémon hunting has been very active in my household: The ultimate guide to Pokémon Go

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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