Reconciliation in Chicago: In 2015, Archbishop Blase Cupich made a special trip to a Chicago juvenile detention center to confirm five young men.
NCR Today: Unpredictable election; Lead in the water; U.S. pilgrims to World Youth Day; Chinese sisters improve care for elderly; World's oldest priest
NCR Today: Syrian and international teams are working to indict Syrian President Bashar Assad by collecting evidence of war crimes and legally connecting Assad to those crimes.
NCR Today: People come to church to celebrate the Eucharist, not to watch a show or pray their private prayers. They come to pray together.
NCR Today: As it approaches its 20th anniversary, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, has it been successful? NCR's Tom Reese weighs in.
NCR Today: Progressive wish list; Vatican acquits journalists; Canterbury archbishop to host Syrian refugees; Noah's Ark replica opens; Searching for a Catholic novel
NCR Today: William L. McSweeney Jr., publisher of NCR from February 1986 through December 1996, died June 28. He was 85.
The Field Hospital: A growing number of businesses and nonprofits are providing church leaders with modern outreach and organizational tools to improve their parishes.
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:
NCR Today: Some important Republicans are beginning to line up around the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.