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Pope Francis greets a Harley-Davidson biker as he meets with pilgrims who have disabilities following Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 16. (CNS/Paul Haring

Two Boy Scout leaders have been reprimanded by the organization for marching with several Scouts in the Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City.

Philly Archdiocese grappling with pensions for clergy

Commentary: The mystery and madness of the church’s attitude about homosexuality by Frank Bruni

Vatican's credit card debacle far longer and costlier than disclosed

Green Bay, Wis. -- Diocese: Investigator can't verify allegation against priest, but investigation continues

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Hollywood -- Matt Damon Interested In Catholic Church Sex Scandal Drama

Udupi, Karnataka, India -- Udupi bishop appoints first-ever nun treasurer

Philippines reproductive-health law tests power of Catholic Church as it lobbies Supreme Court

Ogden, Utah -- Man arrested in shooting during Catholic Mass One shot was fired during the 11:30 a.m. Mass at Saint James the Just Catholic Church

Vatican City -- Catholics, Lutherans look to commemoration of Reformation anniversary

Pueblo, Colo., Catholics saying goodbye to Bishop Fernando Isern. 54 year old had been bishop since 2009. Resigning for unspecified health reasons.

8,500 pack new Catholic church in United Arab Emirates

Venezuelan president meets pope, smoothes relations with Catholic church

Now what?Afghan forces formally take over security of country.

Putin faces isolation over Syria as G8 ratchets up pressure

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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