NCR Today: March for Life; Trump's executive orders, trade and the Dreamers; taco emojis and the catacombs; youth synod.
Granting a stay of execution for three men, Magistrate Judge Merz rules that midazolam, used in the state's drug protocol for executions, constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
The mission and vision to stand in solidarity "for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health and our families" — was broad enough to include pretty much everyone.
NCR Today: U.S. Catholic bishops could do more to promote the common good -- especially important as Catholics begin their pilgrimage to Washington for the March for Life.
The Field Hospital: Upheaval at St. John the Evangelist in Waynesville is symptomatic of tensions in the Charlotte diocese between laity and clergy, and between older and younger priests.
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:
NCR Today: I, like most NCR readers, do indeed "hunger and thirst" for justice. But we have a lot of "hungering and thirsting" work ahead of us.
NCR Today: As her trial in Minneapolis comes to a close, Kathy Kelly reflects on Black Lives Matter and what makes an action criminal.
NCR Today: Executive orders from Trump; Cardinal Wuerl on Amoris Laetitia; Sr. Sandra Schneiders' milestones.
The Field Hospital: Don't tax parishes, says Cincinnati priest; the latest mergers, closings and consolidations; a synod for Springfield, Ill.