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Catholic Church Whistle-Blowers Join Forces on Abuse, a newly formed cadre of priests and nuns who say the Roman Catholic Church is still protecting sexual predators.

The new group's website: Catholic Whistleblowers

Catholic Whistleblowers' letter to Pope Francis: April 29, 2013 Feast of St. Catherine of Siena "Pope Francis, like the beggar whom the Lord passed by on the street (Lk18:35) but who nonetheless called out for healing, we call out to you."

Jesuit officials in Chicago will pay $19.6 million to settle a civil lawsuit brought by six men who claim they were molested by former preist Donald McGuire, onetime spiritual adviser to Mother Teresa.

The Archbishop Myers/Fr. Fugee case: Newark Priest Arrested After Allegedly Interacting with Minors arrested and charged Monday with multiple counts of contempt of a court order,

From our sister publication: A Place to Call Home, a new series focusing on women religious helping people who are homeless. Read more

Commentary: The church has lost control of marriage by Fr. Peter Daly

Commentary: The paradox of Pope Francis by Hans Kung

Guatemala ex-dictator's genocide conviction overturned

COLUMBUS, Ohio — No one at the Catholic high school that fired Carla Hale in March claimed that she was anything less than a terrific physical education teacher and coach, devoted to the kids and adored by many of them. One School’s Catholic Teaching

Catholic Church sees ‘hopeful future’ in the Boy Scouts, even if openly gay scouts allowed

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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