Morning Briefing

Election 2016 -- E.J. Dionne Jr. asks: In American politics, where has God gone?

Election 2016 -- Fr. Tom Reese writes about Lessons and depression from the primary elections

Election 2016 Fact Checker -- Here’s a guide to Clinton’s claims about Donald Trump

Australian Election 2016 -- Catholic archdiocese defends nuns accused of defacing politcal party campaign poster

Albany, N.Y. -- Bishop joins farmworkers in push for overtime, union options

Bloomberg report questions effectiveness of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel: Israel Boycott Is Failing When Measured by Main Economic Gauge Foreign investments in Israeli assets hit a record high last year. (text and video)

The story of the Jesuit priests who sold 272 enslaved African-Americans into bondage in the Deep South to save a struggling school that became Georgetown University dates back to 1838. That seems a long time ago, but pain and anguish are still deeply felt by the descendants of those who were sacrificed.

Penitas, Texas -- Listening helps sisters build community spirit in Texas border town

Philadephia, Pa. -- Archdiocese stakes out missionary work in once abandoned neighborhood.

Philadephia, Pa. -- Philadelphia schools add two Muslim holidays

ICYMI: A Look Into What Drives the Conservative Public Policy of the USCCB"

Living in transition: Religious communities face changes, plan to retain missions and preserve history

Employers turned cautious: U.S. economy creates a scant 38,000 jobs in May

Puerto Rico Debt Deal Faces Hurdles: Puerto Rico Bill Faces Unclear Fate as House Floor Debate Nears

Weekend Movies: Going to see the all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ is now a political act

I just think stories like this are way cool: 2,000-year-old handwritten documents found in London mud

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