Morning Briefing

From Public Religion Research Institute: Americans view Pope Francis more favorably than they view the church. Catholics split along partisan lines when considering what the pope should emphasize.

Former Colonel in Salvadoran military faces extradition for charges of plotting Jesuit assassinations.

11 Catholic institutions on Sierra Club's list of the country's greenest colleges and universities.

Israel's enemy within: Young militant settlers 

Cardinal William Levada arrested for DUI while vacationing in Hawaii

German Catholic theology students, disappointed with the complicated language and low level of distribution of the Vatican's official questionnaire for October's Synod on the Family, took the matter into their own hands. They "translated" the official document into more familiar language and distributed it themselves. The result? More than 12,000 Catholics from 42 countries responded.

Philadelphia inmates make a carved chair for Pope Francis's prison visit in September, 

Pope shows up unexpectedly for Mass, stands  in line for communion.

From The Guardian: Commentary on the testimony of Australian Bishop Geoffrey Robinson before the Royal Commission. Silence in the Catholic Church may be its weapon of self destruction, writes Kristina Keneally. 

Global Sisters Report: New play explores war's ambiguities through the 1994 Rwandan genocide.


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