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Maryland Senate passes same-sex marriage bill

World powers convene to map out Syria aid plan amid reports of violence

States, Catholics sue over contraceptives rule

Castro May Rejoin Catholic Church, Say Rumors in the Italian Press

Does a “Catholic Vote” Really Exist? There’s hardly Catholic consenus on personal attitudes towards abortion.

Amid all the uproar, it's easy to overlook something equally important: the administration's many battles for religious liberty. Obama's Defense of Religion

South Korean Clergymen Get Prison Terms Over Naval Base Protests

NCR's sister publication, Celebration, posts reflections on each day's Scripture reading. Here's a link: You may want to bookmark it. It's a great way to begin the day.

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