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What would Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, say? Malta, an Officially Catholic Nation, Passes Marriage Equality Law

What do the Catholics in Springfield, Illinois, think? Women-Church bypasses Paprocki, appeals directly to Springfield Catholics

Here's a good story to set the mood for reading the next four: Clergy arrested outside McConnell's office while protesting health care bill

No generation gap here: Opposing nuclear weapons, young and old find common ground

Heidi Schlumpf says God wants you to go on vacation

Most-read story this week on NCR: Living in Donald Trump's America

Yesterday's must-read story on NCR: Italian Jesuit magazine criticizes political attitudes of some US Catholics

Reading the article in the magazine La Civilta Cattolica, "brought many adjectives and adverbs to mind," writes Michael Sean Winters, "but the one I kept coming back to is: Finally!"

Caracas, Venezuela - Amid a spiraling economic crisis, the government is accused of authoritarianism. Among the protesters is Dominican Sr. Zulay Luján: "My goal is to be with the people, not with any political group, but with the people who are struggling." Armed with the rosary, sisters join Venezuela protests

ICYMI: Catholic Women Preach project showcases women preachers via modern tech

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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