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The Senate GOP tax bill could be voted on today.

Vatican correspondent is following Pope Francis in Bangladesh: Francis tells the world: 'The presence of God today is called Rohingya'. Looking for more coverage? Read all the NCR coverage here.

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Today's must read commentary: Women's voices are missing amid discussions of sex assault, power abuse

3 words that reveal how incredibly out of touch Congress is on sexual harassment

Janice McLaughlin, a Maryknoll Sister since 1961 and most of that time spent in Africa, says Zimbabwe is at a crossroads.

Trump in Twitter fury as jury acquits illegal immigrant charged in San Francisco killing. Trump used the case to justify his proposed border wall and his crackdown on "sanctuary cities."

CNN is reporting that the Trump administration is seriously considering recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in early December, even as President Donald Trump signs a waiver to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv for another six months.

Salon explores the radical roots of Roy Moore’s theocratic Christianity

Quebec City, Canada -- High-end healing hotel carries legacy of Augustinian Sisters

ICYMI: Orthodox liturgical theologians are voicing support for the decision of Patriarch Theodoros II and the Greek Orthodox Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria to reinstate the order of deaconesses. They say move for women deacons is 'revitalization' not 'innovation'

'Brace for more bloodshed': Philippine police will resume President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal crackdown on drugs

Canberra, Australia -- The heads of Australia’s churches pen open letter over same-sex marriage bill fears

Pope Francis writes to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople Nov. 30, the feast of St Andrew, the patron of the Patriarchate, calling for more Catholic-Orthodox initiatives without waiting for the day of full and visible communion.

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