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Sister Sneha Joseph, a member of the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit, teaches a class in late September at the Catholic Health Training Institute in Wau, South Sudan. The institute trains nurses and midwives in the newly independent countr y. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)

The bishops in Baltimore: Church not yielding to Obama. Cardinal Timothy Dolan said yesterday that the Roman Catholic Church will not comply with the Obama administration requirement that most employers provide health insurance covering birth control.

The bishops in Baltimore: Should President Obama reach out to the Catholic bishops?

The bishops in Baltimore: Liberal Catholics use election results to battle bishops

University of San Diego: Faculty declare no confidence in university president after fellowship cancellation

Zimbabwe: Catholic Priest Who Exposed Gukurahundi Buried in Bulawayo

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Australia: A retired bishop says priests must be prepared to break the confessional seal if it is for the "greater good". "If I really thought that young people were at serious risk, then I would speak to the police"

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.

Battered but defiant, Taliban offer hope of talks

US to Increase Aid for Syrian Conflict Victims

Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa. -- Catholic art contest attracts quality work

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