The Field Hospital: Following his remarriage, Gerard Weigel is now prohibited from performing sacramental ministry as well as bringing Communion to the sick and reading at Mass.
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:
The Field Hospital: More parishes are coming out with action plans for immigrants; remembering Fr. Weinmann and Sr. McLaughlin; feeding the hungry; knowing the seriously ill are marginalized, too.
I’m afraid that abortion numbers around the world will be going up.
We know the number of abortions decreased in Massachusetts with the advent of Romneycare, the health care insurance law the Affordable Care Act was modeled on. Data indicates that the availability of contraceptives plus the availability of medical counseling reduced abortions.
NCR Today: This bill in no way represents President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail. He promised his reform would cover everyone. No one would lose coverage.
NCR Today: If you asked me to pick between the leader of our country and the leader of our church, it’s no contest.
NCR Today: Peter Laird in January was granted by Pope Francis a “request for laicization,” or dispensation from the obligations of the clerical state.
NCR Today: Collins responds to Muller; GOP health plan; Francis the comic strip; youth hold 'Meet a Muslim' events; Global religious extremism threat to China
NCR Today: The HBO Documentary film, premiering tonight, will unnerve audiences with grim footage of the Assad regime's oppression and genocide.
NCR Today: Four Years of Francis; Faith groups offer legal assistance to undocumented people spooked by deportation talk; The state of healthcare reform, repeal, replace debate.