Morning Briefing

So, what did we see, do and think this week? Here's a recap of some of this week's big news stories, and what they might portend for the future:

1) President Donald Trump made his first international trip:

2) On the domestic front, the administration revealed its budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, pundits read the tea leaves of local election skirmishes, and we learn more about the House Republican's health care plan.

3) Trends in the Catholic church that NCR is keeping an eye on:

4) Some columns worthy of reflection:

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