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Election 2012 -- President Obama’s answers in second debate pull double-duty for him, against Mitt Romney

Election 2012 -- Swing States poll: Women push Romney into lead

Election 2012 -- Catholic candidates diverge in how they weigh faith and law Father Thomas Reese speaks with CNN's Ashleigh Banfield on the Catholic VP candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, and how they weigh faith and split on abortion.

Synod announces dramatic mission to Syria Catholicism and sex shops: the struggle for Poland's soul

Toronto, Canada -- Catholic school funding unconstitutional, woman argues in court challenge

Vatican tries to create distance from row over Muslim Demographics video

Commentary by John Gehring: Vatican II: Gone but not forgotten Five decades after sweeping reforms were proposed to update the Catholic faith, the church stands at a crossroads.

Many of the riches of the spirituality of the Roman Catholic Church had a positive effect on other Christians as the Second Vatican Council opened long-shut doors, writes John Neill, Church of Ireland archbishop of Dublin from 2002 to 2011

The Catholic Diocese of Phoenix has released a list of 29 clergy members who have been accused or convicted of abusing children, becoming one of only 25 dioceses in the United States that has published such a list.

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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