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Pope Francis has in a historic decision appointed three women as consultants to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The three women — two Italians and one Belgian — are among five new consultors of the congregation.

Here's one way to decrease the trade deficit. The Trump administration has announced a new drone export policy designed to make it easier for U.S. companies to export drones, including armed drones. Given concerns about the proliferation of these lethal systems, what explains this policy shift?

In the money crunch, Catholic colleges seek creative solutions in tough times

On April 19, Mercy Amba Oduyoye, the director of the Institute for Women in Religion and Culture at Trinity Theological Seminary in Ghana, delivered the 33rd Madeleva Lecture at St. Mary's College, founded by the Sisters of the Holy Cross: Ghanian theologian Mercy Amba Oduyoye offers Madeleva Lecture

El Salvador court reopens investigation of 1989 Jesuit massacre

Three years after Nepal earthquake, rebuilt village approaches sustainability

A new report finds that Catholic groups use 'social innovation' to help refugees

When it comes to "fake news," Phyllis Zagano finds a lot of it among Catholics: On messages and messengers

Wisconsin immigration activists call out Speaker Ryan's failure on Dream Act Even though Ryan is retiring, "He is still the speaker. He still has one of the most powerful positions in the U.S. He can bring this to a vote."

Diocese of Saint John, Canada: Parishioners at 9 churches learned Sunday their places of worship will be closed in the fall

Batesville, Arkansas -- Local parish priest vies for spot on "American Ninja Warrior" TV competition

Have you been inspired by Pope Francis' exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate ("Rejoice and Be Glad") to join the journey of 'small holiness', NCR and Celebration have the resources to help:

  • Start 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 by Pat Marrin. Every morning Pat Marrin breaks open the Word with a pencil sketch and a short meditation.

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