NCR Podcast: Vatican visits Russia; U.S. budget; Hurricane Harvey

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A family moves belongings from their home Aug. 31 that was flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston. (CNS/Rick Wilking, Reuters)

This week, NCR contributor Jonathan Luxmoore breaks down Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s visit to Russia. Later, NCR columnist Michael Sean Winters explains what to look for as Congress resumes session on Tuesday and Global Sisters Report national correspondent Dan Stockman shares updates from sisters in the Houston area and talks about how they’re reaching out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Show Notes

  • Russian Catholics were skeptical about Cardinal Parolin's visit, writes Jonathan Luxmoore.
  • Michael Sean Winters says that Christians (and Congress) need to stand up to President Trump.
  • Catholic sisters are urging their fellow religious to write letters to Paul Ryan in support of those in poverty.
  • Sr. Erica Jordan pressed Paul Ryan on Catholic social teaching at a CNN town hall last week.
  • Women religious are mobilizing to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, as Dan Stockman reports. 

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