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United Kingdom -- Priest brands Archbishop a 'w****r' in angry Facebook post over gay marriage

Columbus, Ohio -- Speaker for Catholic graduation disinvited because he supports gay marriage. He did not call the bishop a "w****r."

California -- Stockton Diocese Considers Bankruptcy In Wake Of Sex Abuse Settlements

Catholic bishops urge G8 to tackle tax avoidance Letter to leaders, signed by Catholic bishops from all G8 nations, declaring taxes a "moral obligation."

The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila’s largest newspaper and one of the country’s most influential media organizations, has decided to suspend publication of a long-running comic strip, “Pugad Baboy,” after the strip introduced a new character, lesbian atheist Coleen Tang, who accused Catholics of being hypocrites toward homosexuality

Catholic NFL Star Declines Invitation to the White House Because of Obama Abortion Stance

Rockford, Ill. -- Local Catholic bishop says sponsoring Boy Scouts still OK

Chicago -- Archdiocese plans to raise $350 million for schools and parishes. Cardinal Francis George says they already have $82.5 million.

York, England -- Anglican General Synod duking it out over women-bishops plan

Commentary: Drones aren’t the murky moral subject we pretend they are, by Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, Iowa.

Adelaide, Australia -- Catholic priest cleared of sexual abuse allegations by public prosecutor investigation

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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