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More poor live in suburbs than in urban areas, research shows. But cities still have a bigger percentage, according to the Brookings Institution. The poverty shift has left many social service agencies unprepared.

Advocates Struggle To Reach Growing Ranks Of Suburban Poor

Church must help the poorest, not dissect theology, pope says

Shankar Vedantam, NPR's science correspondent for human behavior and the social sciences, finds that Bans Of Same-Sex Marriage Can Take A Psychological Toll

Explore this NCR special report with recent articles on the topic of immigration and family separation.

Brittney Griner says Baylor coaches wanted her sexuality kept quiet "It was a recruiting thing," Griner told espnW.

Bridgeport, Conn. -- Buyouts a sign of larger issues in diocese finances

The latest on the Archbishop Myers/Fr. Fugee case: Newark's diocesean reveiw board called into question. But who are they? About half the dioceses in the US make public the names of review board members. In the rest, including Newark, the members’ identities are closely held.

Catholics in North Dakota learn: Diocese of new Fargo bishop snubbed abuse audit

Catholic University of Dayton gives incoming freshman class a net price guarantee. The university is promising the net tuition costs will be the same amount freshman year through senior year of college.

Melbourne, Australia, Archbishop Denis Hart: The Catholic Church was too slow to deal with pedophile priests.

This year’s commencement at Jesuit-run Boston College looks to be notable for who will be there, as well as who won’t. Who will? Marathon Bombing Victims To Get Diplomas At BC Commencement. Who won't? Because Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny is speaking, Cardinal Sean O’Malley is staying away.

Canada -- Church needs to accept the media doesn’t get it, archbishop tells Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada

National Board for the Safeguarding of Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland reports a slight increase in the number of allegations of abuse being reported.

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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