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Editor's Note: Check out our new Friday Morning Briefing feature: cartoons! (see above) Comics to help you through Fridays with a chuckle or a groan.

Election 2016 -- Atheists give Hillary Clinton an 'A' on the issues; Donald Trump receives an 'F'

Election 2016: A False Equivalency: Archbishop Chaput's Dangerous Political Analysis, commentary by John Gehring

Women Deacons, Women Leaders:

LCWR 2016: For this newbie, a mixture of emotions Global Sisters Report editor Gail DeGeorge reflects on her first annual meeting with the Leadership Conference of Women Religious

A single scholarship educated 400 children in a Kenyan slum

Baton Rouge Bishop: Flooding in Louisiana is “of historic proportions”

Fresh crisis for German Catholic Church as ordinations sink to new low 2015 figures: 96 new seminarians, 58 ordinations, 309 priests died, and 19 left the priesthood.

Carmel Mission, the common name for Mission San Carlos Borromeo del río Carmelo where St. Junipero Serra died in 1784, hosts its annual classic car rally and automobile blessing. Organizer says: "We are men of faith. But we are also men of cars."

Jefferson City, Mo. -- State Catholic bishops urge defeat of gun bill allowing concealed carry without training

Dudley, Mass. -- US attorney’s office to investigate dispute over Islamic cemetery

There are ways to resolve conflicts over LGBT students at Christian colleges that will allow for both religious freedom and protections for LGBT students while minimizing further litigation. Keeping faith without hurting LGBT students

Before Pope Francis left Poland after attending the recent World Youth Day, he spoke to volunteers, especially young people, about what it will take for them to be the hope of the future. Perhaps to the surprise of the youngest of his listeners, he said that one key was memory. "A young person who cannot remember," the pope said, "is no hope for the future. Is that clear?"

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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