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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.

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.

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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