Circle of Protection
Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: D.C. Archdiocese can't get Christmas ads on metro; University of Connecticut scuffle; pope asks Cupich to visit Puerto Rico.
Federal budget: A $1.1 trillion spending bill has maintained or increased funding for some of the ecumenical group's priorities, keeping poverty and hunger in the conversation -- for now.
Distinctly Catholic: If every other developed country in the world manages to afford health care for its citizens, why is it only we Americans who can't afford it?
NCR Today: A Christian group against poverty and hunger asked U.S. presidential candidates how they would help if elected.