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Annan's Syria plan: Ailing but not yet dead

Election 2012 -- Why won’t Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich quit? By Wesley Pruden

The Republicans have a problem: Their budget promises don't add up. They've committed to new tax cuts. They've proposed spending more on defense.

Ireland -- The first steps are being undertaken towards a handover of Catholic Primary schools to other patron bodies.

Manila -- Catholic bishops on Tuesday called on the faithful to 'Meet North Korea rocket launch with prayers'

We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.

Stockton, Calif., priest removed from ministry after jury finds he molested boy in mid-1980s, bishop says he still believes the priest is innocent. See also: In wake of molestation ruling, many rally to Kelly's defense. Second phase of trial to start Wednesday.

Philadelphia -- The Lynn Trial: Sister testifies she was told to keep quiet or gt out.

Central African Republic: Congolese Nun Helps Vulnerable Female Victims of LRA Violence

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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