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Controversial La Salle artwork deaccession could set university museums back, experts say

La Salle University, a Catholic school located in a low-income north Philadelphia neighborhood, has deaccessioned 46 of its museum's artworks as part of a five-year strategic plan, causing concern among curators, museum directors and donors.

Justice Action Bulletin: Immigration issues; pipeline protest with the Ojibwe

The latest news on active nonviolence: Immigration is a pro-life issue, too; a Methodist church offers sanctuary to an Albanian immigrant with temporary protected status; Hildegard House Catholic Workers headed to protest the Enbridge pipeline

For a short while, we were Jackson's family

Soul Seeing: Several years ago, a 19-year-old young man named Jackson showed up at our drop-in center for a hot meal. When we found out he was living in a car, we invited him into our shelter.

Francis, the comic strip

Francis, the comic strip: It seems Francis himself has recognized the humor inherent in being pope. "Francis," the comic strip, picks up on that cue.

Links for 1/23/18

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: Calling out the Catholic left; bishops support workers' right to organize; two very different reactions to the HHS civil rights division; updates on Puerto Rico's power grid

A government shutdown and a papal letdown

NCR Today: An extension may soon re-open the government, but will anything be resolved before another possible shutdown? Meanwhile, all is not well with the Francis papacy.

Capuchin outreach program gathers college students for service, spirituality

NCR Today: Students from 13 different colleges gathered at Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries in Garrison, New York, for a week of prayer, community and service.

Congolese forces use violence to disperse church-led protests

Security forces in Congo violently dispersed protesters who were demanding that President Joseph Kabila hold fresh elections.

Why can 'Catholic' bloggers disrespect the pope?

Just Catholic: So many of the so-called "Catholic" bloggers posting online are negative. Since they write without editors, publishers or clerical sanction, it is a wonder anyone listens to them.

In musical 'The Portrait,' beauty and truth resist materialism

Movie review: Two sisters and their artist father's bewitching painting are at the heart of "The Portrait," or "Ang Larawan," a beautifully realized film from the Philippines.