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President Obama Takes Gun Control Push to Connecticut

White House Pressures G.O.P. on Gun Control

Fears Of Government Tyranny Push Some To Reject Gun Control

Pope appoints Franciscan to religious congregation

Palestinian leader warns window closing for lasting two-state solution

Syria chemical weapons inspectors 'ready to deploy'

Starting Monday, the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks is releasing for public access 1.3 million US diplomatic cables from the period of the Cold War, 1973 – 1976. The project is dubbed The Kissinger Cables

Gun control: A pro-life issue

Detroit-area Catholic leaders urge gay marriage supporters to skip Communion

Three priests removed from Catholic ministry in Philadelphia for abuse




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.


Papabile of the day: Cardinal João Bráz de Aviz: a gentle and compassionate figure who favors dialogue may not have the grit it takes to be pope.

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