Morning Briefing

During U.S. trip, will Pope Francis lend his voice to the movement to end the death penalty?

10,000 tickets up for grabs on line to papal mass in Philadelphia gone in 30 seconds.

Momentum builds for paid parental leave in the U.S. Catholic Church. Earlier commentary leads to broader conversation and appeals for action-; parental leave seen as pro-life, pro-family.

Editorial: Synod on Family's challenge to create a new ideal

From  NPR: Built by immigrants, U.S. Catholic Churches bolstered by them once again.

Religion Dispatches: Why Kim Davis has missed her moment.

Church continues to fight bills that would extend statutes of limitation in sex abuse cases.

Newsweek on Francis's Catholicism (concluding he is); popularity (is he really bigger than the Beatles?) and how he's different from conservative prelates.

Global Sisters Report: The vocation journey, now with stops along the Internet.


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