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Election 2016: Los Angeles Times political team scores last night's presidential debate. One sentence summary: "It seems unlikely that Donald Trump will benefit in any meaningful way from tonight’s debate, and it’s very possible Hillary Clinton will benefit."

Election 2016: I followed the live reporting by NPR during the debate. Here's FACT CHECK: Clinton And Trump Debate For The 2nd Time

Best Twitter analysis of the debate: The very worst outcome for GOP: Good enough to avoid resignation; bad enough to continue slide toward major defeat. ?@MJGerson Michael Gerson of The Washington Post

Springfield, Ill. -- Bishop Thomas John Paprocki says Might be best for some Catholics to skip voting for president

Breaking News on Sunday (This pope is all for mercy, but won't give journalists even a Sunday off!) Francis names 17 new cardinals, including Chicago's Cupich and Indianapolis' Tobin

You saw the Roman side of this story last week: Pope and Anglican leader say churches share 'certain yet imperfect communion'

Now here's the take from Canterbury: Anglican-Roman Catholic unity takes shape in Canterbury and Rome

St. Paul de Chartres sisters in Hanoi demand convent land returned

GSR staff writer Soli Salgado is at the U.S.-Mexico border for the SOA Watch Border Convergence. Sisters, advocates gather at US-Mexico border to call attention to immigration policies

Bronson, Mich. Priest being investigated for suspected embezzlement from 2 parishes "A significant amount, into the six figures.”"

Canada -- In the wake of assisted dying becoming legal in Canada earlier this year, six bishops in Alberta and Northwest Territories released guidelines last month instructing priests to refuse funerals for people who choose assisted dying. Catholics who choose assisted death struggling with compassion vs. doctrine

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