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.
NCR Today: I made the effort to write one more time about the futile waste of resources, as if we could ever actually win.
NCR Today: Cardinal Sarah asks priests to say Mass facing away from congregation; Archbishop Chaput says no communion for unwed, gay and some divorced couples; Clinton's email problems
The Field Hospital: Free dental clinic wins national honor; Nurse recognized for serving Okla. parish; Parishes across U.S. field health ministries
NCR Today: Elie Wiesel dies; Iran condemns attack in Saudi Arabia; Nuns on the Bus tour; America's Catholic founding father; Benedict says 'gay lobby' tried to wield power