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Catholic officials' failure to adequately police and punish molesters in the clergy has placed the Irish church at a "breaking point," Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin tells 60 Minutes.

Congo -- Munitions dump blasts kill 146 in Congo capital while flattening buildings, homes and a Catholic church.

BOSTON —-Boston College has decided not to renew the contract of an adjunct professor in its School of Theology and Ministry who has openly questioned why the Catholic church won’t ordain women.

Scotland -- Cardinal defends comparing gay marriage to slavery Keith O'Brien says it's "a perfectly good example of what could happen".

UK politicians condemn Cardinal Keith O’Brien’s criticisms of the government’s plan for gay marriage as “scaremongering”.

Opinion -- The Battle Continues, Beyond Rush The struggle over the HHS mandate isn’t over. By George Weigel

SNAP leader's deposition made public
Reveals lawyers cast a wide net in questioning

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


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