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Scotland, England and Wales -- The head of child protection for the Catholic Church in England and Wales has said the Scottish church should open its files up to an independent inquiry.

Scotland -- Former headmaster resigns senior post at Oxford Univeristy

Orlando, Fla. -- Vatican overseer preaches to LCWR on Mary's submission to God

Catholic spokesman defends Egyptian army crackdown against protesters

Questioning together: Young adults celebrate teaching liturgy on retreat

Read our new blog series, La Iglesia Hispana, focusing on Hispanic Catholics, the church's new emerging majority.

Meath, Ireland -- Bishop slams ‘dumbing down’ of Catholic funerals with non-religious poems, songs and readings

Madison, Wis. -- More than 2,400 students applied to receive a taxpayer-funded voucher to attend private schools, nearly five times more than the enrollment cap of 500. St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in Appleton, Wis., had the most students apply with 193.

Columbus, Ohio -- Fired lesbian teacher Carla Hale won’t get job back in deal with diocese

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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