Morning Briefing

Here is what's new on NCRonline today: 

Orthodox Council opens with call for unity

Native forests threatened by genetically engineered trees

Retired priest surveys adult nieces, nephews about their faith journeys

One Catholic family's evolving faith and practice, across three generations

ICYMI: Helena diocese relaxes restrictions on non-church wedding locations

Don't miss our new blog series, Reconciliation in Chicago. The first post: A bit of this and a dash of that

Here are the must read stories on Global Sisters Report: 

Sisters' school stands out in Guatemalan dump town

Catholic, Buddhist nuns in Vietnam partner to help people with cancer

Q & A with Srs. Carmen Faris and Matilde Solis, accompanying those affected by Ecuador earthquake

World Refugee Day: Life in Jordan's fourth largest city

News from around the web: 

How social activism is evolving in African-American churches

Church of England aims to agree to disagree over homosexuality

FBI questions member of mosque attended by Orlando gunman

'Angels' from Orlando's theater community guard mourners from protesters

Religious leaders reexamine words after Orlando gay club massacre

Fulton Sheen family trying to bring archbishop’s remains to Peoria

Marian apparition in Philippines stirs controversy

How this new LA deacon will serve Catholics on the margins

The historic concord between the U.S. and Europe made the West safe and rich. Now it's in danger of collapse

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