Morning Briefing

I am running a little late with Morning Briefing today -- trying hard not to make this Afternoon Briefing! But my delay allows me to include this news from the Supreme Court:

The Life is a new monthly feature at Global Sisters Report. Each month a panel of sisters from around the world answer a question about their ministries and their lives as women religious. The first installment is ready for you: The Life: Sisters reflect on care for the Earth, reacting to the second anniversary of Pope Francis' environmental encyclical Laudato Si'.

Michael Sean Winters says that Springfield, Illinois, Bishop Paprocki has issued an unhinged decree on same-sex marriage.

Cincinnati, Ohio -- How can you work for those guys? Abused by a priest as a boy, Michael Vanderburgh is now director of stewardship for the Cincinnati archdiocese. The truth is, he didn’t get to this point easily or quickly.

Does God Want You to Spend $300,000 for College? Notre Dame president Fr. John I. Jenkins reflects on the high cost of sending kids to Catholic colleges and universities.

Cincinnati, Ohio -- Holy Family Parish added a new element to its annual summer festival. Besides bands, food, and carnival games, this year the parish gave out a two-dose box of Narcan, the brand name of naloxone, which can reverse opioid overdoses.

Read this story and tell me what you think: Rapid City native finds her way back to Catholic faith

Rome and Brazil -- Vatican investigates Catholic group after exorcism claim that Pope Francis is devil's man

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