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The Jewish Week: Leaders Say Benedict XVI Built On John Paul II's Interfaith Work

Commentary -- The Pope Could Still Right the Wrongs by Jason Berry

Rome -- Why resignation may mean a conclave open to change

Pope Benedict XVI leaves mixed legacy on clergy sexual abuse

Rome -- Cardinal says scandals may have influenced resignation

New South Wales, Australia -- Catholic church leaders have been called to appear at a state inquiry into child sex abuse.

Something to think about -- Praying in Washington By Phyllis Zagano

The one chart that shows the Catholic church’s looming identity crisis

Catholic Health Assn. Sees ‘Progress’ in Contraception Proposal

Chicago -- Judge dismisses HHS lawsuit brought by dioceses, charitable agencies

Minnesota Catholic Conference testifies on gun violence

Canada -- Catholic, United churches find common ground on 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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