Morning Briefing

NCR's offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Comments will also be turned off during that time. 

But NCR's own Joshua J. McElwee is in Africa with Pope Francis, where aboard the papal plane, Francis announced he will be visiting the U.S.-Mexican border.

In other news, journalists in Vatican trial protest rights’ violations in first hearing

Column from Fr. Thomas Reese: Vatican’s foolish response to leaks

Column from Robert Mickens: Major changes coming for Roman Curia

Explore Pope Francis' environmental encyclical. Receive our FREE readers' guide when you sign up for the weekly Eco Catholic email.

Book Review: Reich takes on 'free market' myth

Movie Review:  Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' is a visual treat with minimal dialog

At Global Sisters Report, Loreto nun brings education to girls living on the streets of Kolkata

'Clock boy' Ahmed Mohamed's family seeks $15 million, apologies from Texas city

U.S. appeals court rules against Wisconsin abortion doctor law

Official: Paris attacks organizer was planning more carnage

'Rambo' appeal, not the mosque, lures Brussels youths to IS

How America’s demographic revolution reached the church

Trump’s proposals could backfire on Christians

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