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Epiphany falls on Saturday Jan. 6 and marks the official end of Christmas for worshipers across the world.
Epiphany falls on Saturday Jan. 6 and marks the official end of Christmas for worshipers across the world.
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When should you take your Christmas Tree down? Epiphany eve, also known as Twelfth Night.

Two stories that ask what we will do 'for the sake of the children."

An NCR editorial: US policy perpetuates violence in Honduras

Three examples of the Catholic Church working in the world:

Check out our newest column: The Gospel of Sports.

Q & A: Sr. Sonia Zuleta Ruiz runs an orphanage for girls in Medellín

Michael Sean Winters wraps up 2017 and looks ahead to 2018:

Here's another look forward: The 'Francis Revolution' enters the New Year -- The aim of papal activity over the next year is to put more flesh on the inspiring blueprint the pope issued for his pontificate in 2013

At the second busiest Catholic destination in Paris: Tourists, pilgrims find sisters' welcome at Montmartre's Sacré-Coeur

On the accountability beat, we ran this story a couple weeks back: the Archdiocese of Agana on Guam is facing lawsuits from more than 100 men and women alleging abuse by priests between the 1950s and 1980. Guam's day of reckoning after decades of sex abuse. The reporter, Anita Hofschneider of Honolulu Civil Beat, now has a podcast: Confronting Faith. (It's the podcast at the top of the list, release date Dec. 28.)

Catholic Church rocked by new sex abuse scandal as 10 paedophile priests named in Switzerland.

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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