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by Dennis Coday

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Kind of a busy weekend. Here's what you need to know:

This happened Saturday: Pop Francis replaces Cardinal Muller with deputy Ladaria as head of doctrinal congregation

NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep talks with Fr. Thomas Doyle about Cardinal To Defend Himself Against Sexual Abuse Charges In Australia

Of course that is referring to: Cardinal Pell, Vatican finance chief, charged over historic allegations of sexual abuse

President Trump had a busy weekend: Trump Tweets Clip Of Him Bodyslamming CNN; Network Says 'Do Your Job'

But not too busy: President largely sidesteps the bully pulpit in pushing health-care bill

Gisagara, Rwanda -- Tutsis and Hutus practice the multiplication of love and fishes This part of the Making Peace series, coverage by National Catholic Reporter and Global Sisters Report.

Come along on a "virtual retreat" as Global Sisters Report offers a look into a 10-day eco-scientific-spiritual program led by Maryknoll sisters in the heart of Panama's tropical forest.

And finally, a few things to think about this Fourth of July, Independence Day, holiday:

Sr. Joan Chittister's column: Make America America again

Listen to Chittister and NCR editor at large Tom Roberts in conversation about her column: NCR Podcast: Dorothy Day play; Joan Chittister on the state of the nation

John Gehring reflects on the U.S. bishops' Fortnight for Freedom: Religious liberty should unite us, not divide us

Michael Sean Winters is in search for Where can we find a healthy patriotism?

That Dorothy Day play reference in the NCR podcast above was written by long-time NCR copy editor Patty McCarthy. Day's struggle with faith takes the stage

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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