NCR Today: Vatican-China relations; New American in Vermont; National Catholic Sisters Week; Battling for the soul of Catholicism
NCR Today: My preoccupation with Trump's tweets is disturbing my own equilibrium.
NCR Today: Truth-telling is a bedrock principle of democracy, and Trump's inability to come to terms with the truth on so many occasions is deeply troubling.
NCR Today: What is the response of the Trump administration to Russia's distressing activities? An unnerving silence.
Movie review: I am not a fan of the "Christian" genre, with its movies that lead with a message rather than the story. But "The Shack" gets it right.
College roundup: St. Joseph's University celebrates 50th anniversary of Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations; Misericordia University motivates students to help refugees; Caldwell University hosts lecture on pipelines and water quality.
NCR Today: On sex abuse, Francis must show action; Who is this Steve Bannon?; Utah Catholics oppose gun law; Parish-based health care.
The Field Hospital: After presiding at the funerals of "too many" infants, Fr. Gus Puleo of St. Patrick Church started a program to help with immigrants' health concerns.
Welcome back to your weekly international edition of the daily briefing, where we highlight a little of what's going on around the world.
First, from NCR yesterday:
NCR Today: If immigration authorities without a warrant knock on the door of Chicago churches, rectories or Catholic schools, don't let them in, cardinal says in letter.