NCR Today: One would expect universal outrage from both the Israeli government and Jewish-American organizations to the resurgence in anti-Semitism. Yet this is not the case.
NCR Today: House GOP health care law showdown in the House today (who'd a thunk it?); Oh the irony -- Democrats may be Trump's saviors; 'Populorum Progressio' at 50; Guam archdiocese faces 33 clergy abuse lawsuits.
The Field Hospital: St. Peter's Parish in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, has a home for guests who share a common trait. They are expected to die within six months.
Washington -- Major media outlets are reporting that the House of Representatives won't vote on their long-promised replacement law for Obamacare today. From the Chicago Tribune:
GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test.
NCR Today: It is very hard to keep up with all of Donald Trump's outrageous and dangerous comments and actions. But true Americans have to oppose him.
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:
The Field Hospital: Ministry to the homeless, the deaf, Native Americans in Colorado; remembering closed parishes in New Orleans; celebrating reopened parishes in Cleveland.
I never use the term “defense.” Our military is aggressive, not designed for defense. The current president’s call for a wall may be xenophobic or job-protectionist, but it is certainly not about defense. The U.S. is still careless about cargo containers and Coast Guard training and equipment.
NCR Today: The building has been the subject of heated controversy once Kansas City’s former Bishop Robert Finn began working with developers to construct a faith-based dormitory in its place.
Dismantling government programs may have unintended consequences for the GOP: Eyeing Trump's budget plan, Republican governors say, 'No, thanks'