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Obama tells CNN key decisions nearing on Syria, Egypt

Scotland: Cardinal Keith O'Brien Halted Sex Abuse Probe -- The Bishops' Conference of Scotland commissioned a report into allegations of abuse, but O'Brien halted it when he withdrew his support.

The Tablet: Mario Conti, archbishop emeritus of Glasgow, Scotland, responds to an editorial in The Tablet that criticized safeguarding in the Catholic church of Scotland and compared it unfavorably with England and Wales.

U.S. church: "Now-or-never moment" for immigration reform push

Commentary: Catholic Schools for Immigrants: A Second Bloodless Social Revolution by Sr. Mary Ann Walsh

Dublin -- Archbishop Martin may be set for top Rome post -- Several key appointments in Dublin may signal a move to Rome for Archbishop Martin.

Voters' rights advocates work to fight 'wave of voter suppression'

NCR Receives Hilton Foundation Grant for Sisters Coverage

Commentary: Right-wing complainers about Pope Francis need to understand who's healthy by Eugene Cullen Kennedy

Prof Schneck on Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" Speech

Robert Bales Apologizes for Massacre, Calls It 'Cowardice'

Trial against yoga classes resumes (video)

A Slovenian sister's (nearly) 50 year odyssey in Africa. An interesting story, but some errors in basic facts about the Catholic church.

Tamil Nadu, India -- Catholic, Protestant bishops on different sides of gov't sand mining ban

Chicago's Archbishop at the Barricades Francis George is not going gently into retirement.

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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