Morning Briefing

Pope's World Day of Peace Message: Abolish death penalty, provide health care, forgive debts. 

The Field Hospital: In Oakland, the Francis effect inspires efforts to confront urban violence and poverty.

In string of statements, U.S. bishops  oppose ban on Muslim refugees; Archdiocese of Indianapolis accepts family from Syria.

MSW on Catholic universities and their opposition to unions.*

The Economist: Paris agreement marks unprecedented political recognition of the risks of climate change.

Wall Street Journal: Obama faces political fight at home over climate deal.

The Fifth Republican Debate: Shaping up as a three-way fight.

New Washington Post-ABC News poll: Trump surges to biggest lead.

Columnist Michael Gerson on Trump the evangelical.

*This post has been updated to include a correct link.


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