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draw_francis.jpgHave you entered Religion News Service's "Pope Francis Art Contest"? Time is running out -- make sure you enter today.

As Egypt erupts, the country’s Christians are being targeted and their churches reduced to rubble. Who is to blame?

Putting attention on Christians in Egypt  -- Background stats and interactive maps

Chemical weapons attacks kill hundreds in Syria, rebels and activists allege

Another blog by the guy who brought you "Archbishop Chaput's right-wing funk": Cardinal George, secularism, religious indifference, and how Catholics should respond by Charles Reid

Editorial: The Record: Log in his eye. Newark Archbishop John J. Myers does not like criticism.

Ghana: President calls for partnership with Catholic church for physical, spiritual development

Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind. -- Catholic diocese celebrates priest's 100th birthday with Mass, luncheon Friday

What Catholic women want: Catholic women leaders see in Francis’ call to action tremendous potential for new conversations.

Scotland -- Letter to the Editor: As a priest, I rage against child abuse and welcome full disclosure

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Can Catholics use the word "Allah"? A court is about to hear that question.

Pentagon analyst thinks there’s a chance body of Emil Kapaun could be found. The Catholic priest Army chaplain died in a Korean prisoner of war camp

Catholic Health Partners to Sell Health Plans on Ohio's Exchange

Marian McPartland, 'Piano Jazz' Host, Has Died

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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