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Ephesus, Turkey -- Despite the danger of our own times, a steady stream of Muslim and Christian pilgrims travel to this revered place in search of Mary. A pilgrim’s reflection on the Feast of the Assumption

NCR's new blog series: Reconciliation in Chicago Hospitality demands patience, persistence

Election 2016: Liberal Democrats and progressive activists have grown wary of the state of the 2016 presidential race, chafing at Hillary Clinton’s big-tent courtship of Republican leaders they have long opposed and fearing the consequences of shaping the contest as a referendum on Donald J. Trump.

Election 2016: Trump calls NY Times 'fiction,' but his advisers' leaks are revealing

Election 2016: Trump May Be Boon for Down-Ballot Dems, LGBT Rights in Arizona, Georgia

This week, we celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of our podcast, NCR in Conversation. Catch the latest episode here.

Election 2016: ‘Nice Catholic boys’ Tim Kaine, Mike Pence and two views of Jesus

Global Sisters Report: Life-threatening mining is the 'only work' available in Honduras mountains. Read the full series on global mining interests: a special series on mining and extractive industries and the women religious who work to limit damage and impact on people and the environment, through advocacy, action and policy.

'Servant to the people of God' reaches out to migrant workers in Yakima Valley

Manila, Philippines -- Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma asked priests in his archdiocese to open churches for drug recovery programs, as President Rodrigo Duterte wages a bloody war on illegal drugs.

This Day in History: John Carroll becomes first bishop of Baltimore: Aug. 15, 1790

Five reasons to wear a burkini – and not just to annoy the French

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