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Archbishop Lori Opens the Fortnight

Vatican City -- The Vatican is to carry out an inquiry into Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien after his admission of sexual advances toward young priests.

Vatican City -- Pope: 'A true Christian cannot be an anti-Semite'

Milwaukee -- Document drop expected this week: Victims await Milwaukee clergy sex abuse files

Newark, N.J. -- Mother of twins says Archbishop Myers didn't act on sexual abuse allegations

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Uttarakhand, India -- 5,000 feared dead in floods; Church rushes aid

Lourdes, France -- Cleanup begins at Lourdes after worst floods in 70 years but parts of shrine will be closed for months.

Calgary, Canada -- All of Calgary’s public and Catholic schools will be out early this summer after significant flooding in the city late last week.

Editorial: Affordable housing still a necessity: Reaction to Bridgeport, Conn., diocese selling off senior living facilities.

Philadelphia -- Tell them to their faces. Member of of parish being closed chaffs at dismissive correspondence with archbishop

Press release: Association of U.S. Catholic Priests' assembly meeting in Seattle. Watch NCR for reporting from the conference.

Nigeria -- Benin Catholics ask that new archbishop be removed and a Benin priest made archbishop to help achieve proper evangelization.

Viewpoint: The Catholic Church's toll on Aboriginal Australia

St. Cloud, Minn. -- Catholic female priests risk excommunication but vow they won't be stopped.

Jimmy Carter in Time magazine: In a wide-ranging interview, the former president calls on Catholics to accept female priests, America to denounce the death penalty and Obama to stay out of the Syrian war



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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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