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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Syria says wants only small, "neutral" truce mission

Election 2012 -- 'Test Of Fire' Catholic Voter Video Goes Viral

Election 2012 -- Handicapping the Veepstakes: The Case For (and Against) Marco Rubio

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Oslo in June, marking the first time she has traveled outside Burma in more than 24 years.

Catholic bishops say GOP budget proposal fails moral test

Seattle -- Catholic Church Initiates Drive to Overturn Wash. Gay Marriage Law

Seattle Priests Refuse to Circulate Marriage Referendum Petitions

Ireland -- Curia is stifling debate on church reform, says silenced priest

Victoria, Australia -- Parliamentary inquiry will have the power to compel witnesses to appear and to summons documents, effectively bowing to demands of campaigners that the Catholic Church be forced to open up its books to scrutiny.

Cleveland bishop: "I will not appeal the decrees to the Apostolic Signatura"

Catholics ask world leaders to help determine Sudan-South Sudan border

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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