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Authorities were trying to determine a motive Monday for a bloody attack on a Sikh Temple outside Milwaukee while Sikhs across the U.S. struggled with new worries about their safety.

Syrian Prime Minister Dismissed as Violence Continues (He was fired after he defected NPR reported this morning.)

Japan -- Nuclear fears focus attention on 67th Hiroshima anniversary

Paris, France -- The French Catholic Church will revive a centuries-old custom next week with an updated national "prayer for France" opposing the same-sex marriage and euthanasia reforms planned by the new Socialist government.

Manila, Philippines -- Philippines President Benigno Aquino is facing a test of his policy agenda as lawmakers weigh a controversial reproductive-health bill fiercely opposed by the country's influential Catholic Church.

Read our new blog series, La Iglesia Hispana, focusing on Hispanic Catholics, the church's new emerging majority.
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CHILD SAFETY PROTECTION: Reversing his stance on a sensitive issue, Bishop Robert Vasa is allowing the Santa Rosa Diocese to continue offering child safety training in its schools and to participate in a nationwide audit that determines whether dioceses have provided the training intended to prevent child sex abuse.

Vatican's Decision Not To Remove Connecticut Priest May Play Role In Abuse Trial

New Orleans -- Catholic Charities staffing agency has social mission

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Catholic school bans scarves for Muslim students

How should bishops conduct themselves in the public square? Spokane Bishop Blase Cupich on Same Sex Marriage

Vatican showdown the latest chapter in Sr. Pat Farrell's life

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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