NCR Today: The seemingly indiscriminate hacking of emails of public officials for entertainment or humiliation deserves universal condemnation.
NCR Today: Delegate urges firing of Guam archbishop; NCR looks at questions of peace; 'Kung Fu' nuns bike to oppose human trafficking; Can Democrats take back Congress?
Reconciliation in Chicago: Not all barriers or walls are visible. Some barriers are buried deep within us.
NCR Today: NCR's take on Amoris Laetitia; Syria's cease-fire; Great anticipation a week from first presidential debate; Grand jury looking at six Pa. diocese
NCR Today: If Catholic attitudes about Islam and Muslims are to improve, dioceses need to re-established and strengthen their offices for ecumenical and interfaith affairs.
NCR Today: Guide to three September shows that plumb religion and spirituality.
NCR Today: Ankle monitors cost migrants thousands; Race, religion: The great US divide' #BankBlack reducing inequality; Irish parish lets couple sing in choir
Benedict is back. We've never seen a pope emeritus before; there is no code of conduct guideline so the retirement options are wide open. This rare example is looking more and more like a campaign to justify and redeem his reputation. In doing so, he has placed himself with Donald Trump in the circle of Vladimir Putin admirers.
The Catholic Whistleblowers mailed a second letter Sept. 1 to the Vatican's Congregation for Bishops, referring back to another letter the group sent at the start of 2016.
Welcome back to your weekly international edition of Morning Briefing, where we try to highlight a little of what's going on around the world.
First, from NCR today and yesterday: