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On TVs tonight: Alex Gibney’s "Mea Maxima Culpa," premiers tonight on HBO, .tackles the Catholic Church’s sordid history of sex abuse

Los Angeles -- A letter from Archbishop José H. Gomez apologizing for years of child sexual abuse by priests was read aloud to parishioners on Sunday

Newark, N.J. -- Priest who admitted groping boy appointed to high-profile position in archdiocese

Peacemaking on contraception: Catholic bishops should accept the newly revised HHS rules as a victory by E.J. Dionne

Obamacare rule change not enough, Hobby Lobby attorney says

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

A German archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Müller (the Vatican's doctrinal watchdog) sasys "targeted discrimination campaigns" against the church sometimes reminded him of a "pogrom sentiment." Pogram statement draws fire in Germany.

FIle this under ???: NJ School Asks Girls, Not Boys, to Take Anti-Swearing Pledge 'It's unattractive when girls have potty mouths'

Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind. Bishops emeritus John D'Arcy passes. He was 80

London -- Justin Welby legally confirmed as Archbishop of Canterbury Upholds opposition to same-sex marriage.

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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