The Francis Chronicles: Pope Francis paid a surprise visit Aug. 12 to a community helping 20 young women get their lives back together after being rescued from prostitution.
LCWR 2016: Global Sisters Report has a recap of the third day of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious 2016 annual assembly, as told through social media.
NCR Today: Oblate Fr. Carl Kabat will have a hearing Monday for splashing red paint on a sign at the National Security Campus in Kansas City.
The Field Hospital: News imagery and the call of Pope Francis compelled Jennifer Harmeling in Peacetree City, Ga., to support a refugee family from Myanmar.
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:
The Field Hospital: Md. church shelters flood victims; Tension after Arab men videotape Ohio Mass; Calif. Catholics provide homeless living in cars with safe parking, shower service
As Donald Trump's poll numbers continue to fall, and he suggests that "Second Amendment people" might have a solution should HIllary Clinton be elected, The Washington Post detects a pattern: Outrage, headlines and then denial.
NCR Today: Bishop Braxton on struggles in the African-American community; The seal of confession; Ireland's national seminary in trouble; Tales of Central American martyrs.
As a certified political junkie I have been caught up in all things political for the past several weeks. However, I did want to go back to a story that surfaced somewhat briefly on July 22. Pope Francis issued a new set of rules for contemplative women to follow.
The first day of Olympic competition I heard one of the sportscasters say that the crowds never root for the USA, anywhere. While I watched, they were rooting for Puerto Rican women in volleyball, Polish and Columbian men in cycling, Australians and Chinese in swimming, and Qatar men in beach volleyball.