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Christian activists Jonathan Longstaff and Jenny Rose, both from London, protest outside Parliament. Feb. 5 members of Britain's House of Commons voted, 400-175, to allow same-sex marriage, pushing a controversial piece of legislation closer to becoming law. The vote followed six hours of debate. (CNS photo/Chris Helgren, Reuters)

Dublin, Ireland -- Ireland admits involvement in Catholic laundry slavery

Dublin, Ireland -- Magdalene Laundries report finds direct State involvement

LA abuse documents: LA police review church abuse files for possible criminal charges

Milwaukee priest proposes replacing Mahony speech with conference on sex abuse

Why not women priests? The papal theologian explains

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Former corporate drone finds new life, inspiration in teaching

The proper role and function of the magisterium: Putting the church's shifts in spheres of authority in historical perspective

Boredom, Ranting on Facebook Forcing People to Quit the Site: Pew Survey Finds

France may begin Mali withdrawal within weeks

Boy Scouts turn to prayer as gay membership decision looms

Richard III was a Catholic and should be buried in a Catholic church

Frank Bruni of NYT says Catholic church has A Convenient Morality

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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