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Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. A man swings a censer during a procession with an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe around St. Mary Cathedral before the annual celebration in downtown Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 9.

"Friends of Syria" group recognizes opposition coalition but no explicit commitment to arm the rebels,

Little Compromise Ahead of Egyptian Referendum

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.

Walter Sullivan, 'everyone's bishop' with passion for peace, dies

Wisconsin bishop bans materials, speakers from interfaith center

Covering Climate Now: NCR joins more than 250 news outlets in a weeklong collaboration of climate change coverage. Learn more

Wisconsin vicar general responds to media coverage: Catholic Church must protect truth of Gospel

Fargo, N.D. -- St. Odilia American National Catholic Church bills itself as a non-judgmental parish welcoming everyone, whether they are gay, divorced, disenfranchised or in recovery. The Diocese of Fargo says Catholics should not attend this schismatic parish, and anyone who does so could be excommunicated.

Payson, Ariz. -- Anglican Parish Will Rejoin Catholic Church On Sunday

Pew Research Center -- 74 percent of Catholics Satisfied with Pope83% satisfied with the sisters

Australian Catholic Bishops set up new Truth, Justice and Healing Commission to liaise with the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse. Former Supreme Court judge will head effort.

China revokes new Shanghai Catholic bishop's title

MANILA, Philippines -- Catholic bishops held simultaneous masses on Wednesday, December 12, hours before the House of Representatives votes on the controversial Reproductive Health bill that they staunchly oppose.

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