Morning Briefing

Syrian Archbishop reacts to Pope Francis's speech before the United Nations.

NCR's Josh McElwee on NPR: Still trying to figure out who was behind the Pope/Kim Davis meeting.

Gay rights activists weigh in on significance of Kim Davis meeting. 

The Guardian: Meeting with Davis undoes pope's courtship of liberal Catholics.

Walking a tightrope of diplomacy to serve the poor of Central Vietnam.

Commentary: Mary Gail Frawley-O'Dea says pope sent painful mixed signals to abuse victims.

In Texas, Catholic Church joins the fight against payday lenders.

Washington Post: Two month reprieve, but federal budget is still a mess.

Religion Dispatches: A conversation with Robert Wuthnow on polls and 'Inventing American Religion.'



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