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Chicago -- Chicago Jesuits hid sex crimes. accepts full responsibility for the incorrect management of claims of abuse. Internal church records released Tuesday show that Chicago Jesuits consciously concealed the crimes of convicted sex offender Donald McGuire for more than 40 years.

Pope: Christians can work with atheists, cannot kill in God’s name

Anonymous author reveals identity as gay Catholic priest

President Obama is to speak about defense today, and perhaps drone policy. Meanwhile, read this: Drone strikes: Four American citizens killed in drone strikes, not to mention a couple thousand Pakistanis. Many are saying: U.S. Drone Strikes Ineffective Solution To Combat Militants In Pakistan's Tribal Areas.

The issue has even gotten the attention of the USCCB: Bishops Ask Government To Reassess Drone Policy

Pope Francis Appeals To Chinese Catholics On Shanghai Feast Day

Catholic Church in Philippines Holds Mass in Malls. You have to check out the photos that accompany this story.

Commentary: Let Pope Francis' disregard for wealth change the Catholic Church by Bonnie Erbe, the host of PBS' "To the Contrary."

South Africa leads the world in using cell phones to share Catholic teaching: 1 million SMS of Catholic teaching

Jesuit anti-nuclear activist back in jail for probation violation

Syrian Christians' Safety Threatened By Extremism and Instability, Says Catholic Bishop

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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