Distinctly Catholic: The press is called upon to make hundreds of calls every day: Which story deserves the most attention, the most cameras or placement above the fold?
What does acute narcissism look like? Donald Trump thinks he was owed congratulations in the wake of the Orlando attack because he predicted it.
Lydia Wheeler at TheHill.com explains the significance of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling invalidating a debt restructuring law passed by the Puerto Rican legislature.
Distinctly Catholic: I have questions for the bishops as the USCCB meets this week in California, on the topics of religious liberty, LGBT issues, immigration and the bishops' conference itself.
The Washington Post notes that most bishops are not alone in failing to mention precisely who was slaughtered in Orlando: Turns out many Republicans fail to mention that too.
Distinctly Catholic: There is an additional, and deeper, reason why we prefer to think that people like the mass murderer in Orlando was crazy and not merely evil.
In this morning's Washington Post, the honorable Michael Gerson continues to be the voice of conscience for the GOP, reminding them that they can be the party of Lincoln and they can be the party of Trump but they can't be both at the same time. Gerson makes the point I made earlier this week about those Republicans who are expressing their disappointment with Trump's comments about Judge Curiel: Why now?
Distinctly Catholic: Bishop-elect O'Connell's recent highly emotional response to a question about how Pope Francis has impacted his ministry stood out to me.
The Washington Post has an update on PROMESA, the bill being voted on today by the U.S. House and aimed at addressing the fiscal and humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. A key amendment today will call for a special focus on fighting child poverty on the island. Kudos to Speaker Ryan and Congressmen Bishop and Duffy, all of whom took on some powerful interests to see this legislation to the floor.
Distinctly Catholic: Is it too soon to ask whether or not this could shape up as a realigning election?
At the Hill.com, Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan, Puerto Rico calls on Congress to pass the PROMESA legislation to stem the fiscal and humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, even while he recognizes that the crisis invites an examination of the island's status issue.