Morning Briefing

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., issued a stern warning Thursday about the rhetoric coming from Donald Trump about the way government should work. Paul Ryan says American freedoms at risk in separation-of-powers debate with Trump

Election 2016: The speech Clinton must give By Michael Sean Winters

War rages as peace talks stall: 51 U.S. Diplomats Urge Strikes Against Assad in Syria

NCR Editorial: We may be seeing the birth of a new lay movement Laudato Si' has inspired a lay movement

4 Australian Catholic religious orders to divest from fossil-fuel companies

Pope Francis has little good to say about capitalism but has championed impact investments Finance: Blessed returns

US and EU Bishops present common position on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

A young father reflects: Revisiting wedding readings, for my first Father's Day as a dad

A year after the Charleston church shooting, what has changed?

A Million-Mom Army And A Billionaire Take On The NRA. And the group is seeing some results: In Campaign For Tougher Gun Laws, Advocates Focus On States

Ujjain, India -- Sisters provide loving medical care to Hindus at massive festival

Three Stats and a Map: Eating locally is not the global trend

Catholic Malta debates 'morning-after' pill

Kenya -- Member of parliament, former cabinet member who is a"front-pew Roman Catholic" explains why he has stopped receiving communion: "I married a second wife."

A cartoon by Matt Bors: "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims"

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