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For evangelicals, the question has become: Which is a worse sin, abortion or racism? A lesson here for Catholics? "The more you dig into the real facts and factors of what makes abortion rates go up and down, evangelicals are finding ways to approach that differently [rather than automatically voting for the GOP nominee] without feeling their conscience is violated."

A landmark child migrant case comes before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals next week in Seattle, where a three judge panel will hear oral arguments as to the right of juveniles to an attorney in deportation proceedings.

Libyans Are Winning the Battle Against the Islamic State But the war for legitimacy and security in this shattered country rages on.

ICYMI: Gay Marriage, One Year Later A year has passed since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage with its close 5-4 ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges. Have attitudes toward gay marriage changed since then?

Ken Briggs notes: Anyone who's planned a family reunion must sympathize with the Orthodox churches. It took more than 12 centuries to pull it off and had it's share of disappointments and rough patches. Orthodoxy's Rear View Mirror

Urbanization is increasing: See 6,000 years of human migration

Commentary: Keep speaking up, even to deaf ears: How sexual assault survivors should react to Albany's failure to fix the statute of limitations, by Arthur McAffrey

Hagatna, Guam -- Senator working to amend current law to remove the statute of limitations in civil cases involving child sex abuse.

Saying goodbye to Cristo Rey and my year of service by Kerry DiNardo

Alexandria, La. -- In bid to reduce $500,000 deficit, diocese cuts 13 jobs from chancery offices

Mexico City -- Did same-sex marriage issue help sway regional elections in Mexico? Senior officials in the church claim credit for fomenting a punishment vote, saying Catholics cost President Pena Nieto and his party at the polls.

DailyBreadBanner.jpgStart your day inspired with daily scripture reflections. Join NCR's sister publication, Celebration, for Daily Bread, a series of short reflections written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings.

Or reflect on Pencil Preaching.jpgPencil Preaching by Pat Marrin. Every morning Pat Marrin breaks open the Word with a pencil sketch and a short meditation.

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