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The March of Life is today. Trump, Unlikely Champion Of Anti-Abortion Rights Movement, To Address March For Life

Take a listen to this: NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Kristan Hawkins, president of the anti-abortion group Students for Life America, about what she wants to hear from President Trump when he addresses the March for Life rally Friday. Hawkins talks about her Catholic faith as motivation for pro-life work.

This weekend makes one year since President Donald Trump was sworn into office: New poll shows Trump with historically low approval rating

Read NCR's retrospective of the president's first year: A Nation Under Trump

These were the three most-read stories on the NCR website yesterday:

Pope Francis has left Chile and is now in Peru. NCR Vatican correspondent Joshua McElwee is with him. Read all of NCR coverage here.

Have you heard people talking about "chain-migration"? Here is a simple, easy to follow explanation: 'Chain migration' misrepresents reality, say Catholic advocates. Share it with your friends (and maybe an elected official or two).

You can share this NCR editorial as well: Stop mass deportations now

Why share this editorial? A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported.

And there is this: Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Reverse Court Ruling Protecting DREAMers

"[The Catholic] understanding of migration is rooted in need, not merit."
—Julie Hanlon Rubio, professor of Christian ethics at St. Louis University

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Celebrity chef John Besh's role in his restaurant group remains uncertain, New York Times reports. NCR reported on this story a couple months ago. Besh had ties with Catholic celebrity chef Fr. Leo Patalinghug, the University of Notre Dame and the New Orleans Archdiocese. Chef's Catholic connections in spotlight after sexual harassment allegations

Sexual harassment and assault rife at United Nations, staff claim

Not sure what the significance is, but this bears studying, I'd say: They’re Waiting Longer, but U.S. Women Today More Likely to Have Children Than a Decade Ago. More than half of never-married women in their early 40s have given birth.

This is really a most interesting report about consecrated women religious living in the Holy Land: Holy Land's religious talk openly on hierarchy, charism at encounter events

Q & A with Sr. Donna Liette, part of a Chicago reconciliation ministry

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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