Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez of San Juan, Puerto Rico has announced that next week's Mass celebrating the patronal feast of the island, the Feast of the Birth of St. John the Baptist, will be celebrated for the repose of the souls of those killed in Orlando and for the consolation of their friends and loved ones. This is a beautiful gesture of solidarity.
Distinctly Catholic: Hillary Clinton must explan how and why the hopes she and many other Democrats had for the processes of globalization in the 1990s were somewhat misplaced.
At the Catholic Labor Network, kudos for Archbishop Blase Cupich and the Archdiocese of Chicago for setting out a groundbreaking policy on family leave. Check out some of their other posts and info on the website. This group is one of many Catholic groups that does a lot without the benefit of the kind of funding that projects on the Catholic right get.
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.