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Young Voices

Young Voices: I recite the Hours in the now-empty classroom where moments ago I was tugging on jackets, separating quarrelers, hustling and cajoling 16 kindergartners out the door.

Started in a street car, mission church near Denver faces rail threat

NCR Today
The Field Hospital

The Field Hospital: In unincorporated Denver, a mission church with a history of serving the working-class Latino community will celebrate its final Mass on April 30, 2017.

Between election rounds, French cardinal deplores 'democracy gone mad'

Warsaw, Poland

France's Catholic primate has condemned the current presidential campaign as his country's "worst ever" and urged Christians to help prevent democracy from "losing its sense."

More education means less religious commitment — unless you're Christian

New Pew Research Center survey released April 26: American adults with higher levels of education do report lower levels of religious commitment by most measures, according to Pew's analysis, with the exception of Christians.

Philippine bishop backs case against Duterte in international court

Manila, Philippines

The case filed against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court in The Hague is a "very good step" toward stopping drug-related killings, a Catholic bishop said.

Catholic theology owes John Noonan a debt of gratitude


Appreciation: Fr. Charles Curran remembers the late federal judge whose wide-ranging scholarship brought him into the debate over Catholic teaching against contraception.

Update on Arkansas executions: April 27

NCR Today

Today marks the final day in Arkansas' original plan to execute eight men in 11 days. Kenneth Williams is scheduled for execution April 27 at 7 p.m. CST.

Links for 04/27/17

Distinctly Catholic

In the Washington Post, Julie Zauzmer on the nascent "Christian Left" and the hurdles they face. 

Morning Briefing, International

NCR Today

NCR Today: Pope Francis did a TED talk; women religious against Thailand's sex tourism; France looks ahead to election; Brexit fallout continues; Venezuela in chaos 

Francis, the comic strip

The Francis Chronicles
Francis the comic strip

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