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  • St. Mary's Cathedral is illuminated by a 246-foot projected Lights of Christmas display Dec. 13 in Sydney. The Archdiocese of Sydney and Australian Catholic University are presenting the show through Christmas Day. (CNS photo/Tim Wimborne, Reuters)
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Pentagon to send missiles, 400 troops to Turkey

Russia backtracks on statement about Assad's fall

Boehner, Obama Hold ‘Frank’ Meeting

INDIANAPOLIS -— A lawyer for a man who won a $150,000 jury award against a Roman Catholic priest who he claimed sexually abused him when he was 17 says Indiana’s punitive damages limit renders jury decisions meaningless.

Ireland -- Opinion: Irish bishops need to challenge gov't on abortion law

Read our new blog series, La Iglesia Hispana, focusing on Hispanic Catholics, the church's new emerging majority.
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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.

Illinois newspaper's cartoon about pope tweeting draws response: Bishop Paprocki is offended; Hugh Garvey says it "cartoon was spot on"

Worcester, Mass. -- Bishop McManus spoke about nativity characters and children shared Jesse tree symbols during a parish family retreat in English and Spanish at St. Paul Cathedral Sunday.

Canada -- Calgary Catholics warned away from new church wrongly identifying itself as Catholic. The St. Pius X Society has purchased a Catholic church in the city’s Southwest.

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