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Natural disasters are back in the news today:

Perhaps you saw that President Trump recently visited the United Nations:

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Cox Bazar, Bangladesh -- Persecution fuels radicalization of young RohingyaAn independent Arakan is the only way for a lasting peace and I am ready to die for it, says Rohingya youth

Of course, the big news over the weekend and early this week, was Fr. James Martin uninvited from talk at CUA seminary.

Here's another story we published a couple weeks back: "Irish priests call for diaconate pause" Wait on results from pope's commission on women deacons, they say But NCR's Peter Feuerherd found their counterparts in USA and Canada gave that call a cool reception.

Msgr. John Strynkowski, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, writes about Scriptural and doctrinal foundations of Catholic social teaching

Chris Herlinger, correspondent for Global Sisters Report, is a veteran traveler to South Sudan. His last reporting from there takes a step back from events to try to make sense of it all:

DailyBreadBanner.jpgStart your day inspired with daily scripture reflections. Join NCR's sister publication, Celebration, for Daily Bread, a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings.

Or reflect on Pencil Preaching.jpgPencil Preaching by Pat Marrin. Every morning Pat Marrin breaks open the Word with a pencil sketch and a short meditation.

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