Morning Briefing

Wassup on heath care? Senate hearings to begin next month.

At a recent town hall meeting broadcast on CNN, Sinsinawa Dominican Sr. Erica Jordan got to ask Speaker Paul Ryan how his policies match up to Catholic social teaching. Read Global Sisters Report's Q&A with Sr. Jordan.

This week, we celebrate the first anniversary of the launch of our podcast, NCR in Conversation. Catch the latest episode here.

Honduras: The legacy of a military coup that toppled a democratic government eight years ago is ever present today: spiraling high-level corruption, endemic poverty, high crime rates, state repression, terror and targeted assassinations of environmentalists, indigenous leaders and journalists.

Michael Sean Winters says: Trump's Phoenix rally shows how his entire approach to politics is at odds with the approach church teaching calls for. The differences are foundational.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania -- A federal judge ruled Aug. 23 that the Adorers of the Blood of Christ must give a pipeline company immediate access to their land.

Bishops in other lands, mix it up politically

Hartford, Connecticut -- Parishes Challenging Archdiocesan Merger, Closure Plan

One victory in a long campaign: Social media campaigns help lead to execution stay in Missouri

Rome Caritas blames police for violent removal of refugees

Denver Catholic Charities opens 100-bed shelter for homeless women (Read down the column about halfway to get to the Catholic stuff.)

I'll leave you with a good summertime read (no church news or politics): A pair of college students from Washington DC toured 25 cities in 28 days as interns with Amtrak.

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