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President Obama signs executive orders on ways to address gun violence President Barack Obama signs executive orders on ways to address gun violence Jan. 16 at the White House in Washington. He is flanked by letter- writers Hinna Zeejah, 8, Taejah Goode, 10, Julia Stokes, 11, and Grant Fritz, 8. The children wrote the presi dent about gun violence following the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn. (CNS photo/Jason Reed, Reed)

President Obama's plans for gun control legislation

Obama gun control plan faces hurdles in Congress

Greenwich, Conn. -- Feds: Priest arrested for selling meth Former pastor of Bridgeport Cathedral and close aide to then-Bishop Edward Egan. Read more here.

More news from Connecticutt: Gun control reform tops Gov. Malloy's D.C. inaugural agenda

Action and Contemplation: Richard Rohr on the Living School and getting off the road

We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.

Vatican Official Questions If Pius X Society Is Part of Church

Jakarta, Indonesia-- Catholic schools in Blitar agree to provide Islamic lessons

New South Wales, Australia -- Catholic Church procedures criticised in sex abuse inquiry

New South Wales, Australia -- Church apology after damning abuse report released. Investigator says bishops failure to investigate allegations "utterly inexplicable."

New Mexico Bishops support state's driver's license law

France -- An agency of French bishops' conference expresses openness to same-sex civil unions. See also. And if you read French.

PP-header2.jpgLooking for an a little inspiration to begin your day?  NCR's sister publication, Celebration, gives you two options, both based on the Scripture readings of the day:

Pencil Preaching is blog that Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines scripture and sketching to reflect on the word.

Daily Bread is a series short reflections, written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings. Daily Bread is intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world. It's a great way to begin the day.


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