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House GOP set for health car law repeal vote, but offering no alternatives

Accra, Ghana -- Catholic Bishop advices media to be professional in reportage

Lima, Peru -- President Ollanta Humala met Tuesday with two well-known Catholic priests leading talks in a dispute over the development of Newmont Mining Corp.'s (NEM) Minas Conga copper and gold project.

Australia -- New era begins for Catholic diocese THE symbolism of former Toowoomba Bishop William Morris handing over the reins of the diocese to his successor Bishop Robert McGuckin was not lost on many of the 1500-strong congregation which packed St Patrick's Cathedral.

The Catholic Church's Fading Influence in Poland

Read our new blog series, La Iglesia Hispana, focusing on Hispanic Catholics, the church's new emerging majority.
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Melinda Gates Defends Birth-Control Effort Assailed by Catholics

Commentary -- Catholic for contraceptives: Melinda Gates wants birth control for 120 million poor women by Bryan Cones

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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