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New Delhi, India -- Diocese offers recipe for reviving paschal tradition. Literally, it is a recipe for the Pesaha appam (paschal bread) and pal (milk drink) as part of Maundy Thursday observation in Syro-Malabar families

Pope Francis to begin Easter ceremonies by washing feet

New details on Francis' Holy Thursday detention center Mass

Archbishop's message to Marquette fans on Holy Thursday: 'Pray'

Gay marriage at high court: How a case can fizzle. the justices were openly discussing essentially walking away from the case over California's Proposition 8.

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Nationwide gun-control campaign to put pressure on wavering U.S. senators

Gun Control Supporters Struggle To Win Over Some Democrats

Biden: Senate votes on gun control only the beginning of the White House's fight.

British Catholic legislators ask pope to relax priestly celibacy rule

Catholic universities agree with BC on condom distribution. Student groups told to stop passing out condoms

Meth-Dealing Catholic Priest Who Owned Porn Shop Plans to Confess Guilt

E.J. Dionne ponders consistency or, as some would see it, hypocrisy Gun control vs. Citizens United?

Nelson Mandela back in hospital

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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