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Pope’s leaked papers depict broken Vatican

The best choice for pope? A nun. By E.J. Dionne Jr.

Bhopal, India -- Archbishop accused of attempting to poison priest

There's more to the Catholic Church than the pope By Julie Byrne, Hartman Chair of Catholic Studies at Hofstra University

New South Wales, Australia -- Royal Commission offers chance to 'purify' Catholic bishops in NSW have signed a letter urging parishioners and clergy not to bury their heads in the sand ahead of the royal commission into child sexual abuse.

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

The End of a Catholic Momentby Ross Douthat, NY Times

There never was a possibility for a Catholic moment in America by Rod Dreher, The American Conservative

Pope begins week-long retreat before resignation

Last mass for gay Catholics held in Soho, London

Germany -- Top bishop expects new morning-after pill rules

NCAA Basketball Realignment: Why Catholic 7 Deserve to Keep Big East Name

Venezuela -- Chavez makes surprise return from Cuba

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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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