Morning Briefing

This week we will publish a series about sex abuse that will make some readers uncomfortable, others angry. The first part of the series can be found at Global Sisters Report: Sister finds that faith sustains when institutions fail

The next part of the series can be found here: 'Uncommon conversation' on sex abuse falls silent

Also new on NCR today:

Francis names Italian priest with Gregorian connection as doctrinal congregation's deputy

Court: North Carolina commissioners' prayer practice violated Constitution

Column: Marie Deans, 'courageous fool' of death row

Korean bishops' conference leader backs South Korean peace goal with North

In other news around the web: 

Two more GOP Senators oppose health bill, killing it for now

McConnell says he'll push for clean repeal bill

Filipino church feeds expansion by buying ghost town in US

"Mainline" churches are emptying. The political effects could be huge.

Young Chicagoans Are Camping On The City's Most Dangerous Blocks To Protest Violence

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