NCR Today: On sex abuse, Francis must show action; Who is this Steve Bannon?; Utah Catholics oppose gun law; Parish-based health care.
The Field Hospital: After presiding at the funerals of "too many" infants, Fr. Gus Puleo of St. Patrick Church started a program to help with immigrants' health concerns.
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: If immigration authorities without a warrant knock on the door of Chicago churches, rectories or Catholic schools, don't let them in, cardinal says in letter.
NCR Today: Trump has shown he intends to be president only for those who voted for him, and not for most Americans, including the immigrants he's targeted.
The Field Hospital: Prison parolee house celebrates milestone; Basement gathering grows into full-fledged Spanish literacy program; Supporting Ill. fifth-grader diagnosed with brain tumor
NCR Today: Pope Francis is our best resource in making it clear what is important for living a good Christian life.
NCR Today: Stunning setback for Vatican commission on sex abuse; Trump goes all presidential in first address to joint session of Congress; Hans Kung issues statement
The recent death of Michael Novak, whose Catholic identity began as a liberal and became neo-conservative, recalls the uprising of the Catholic right that took aim at two of the most Vatican II inspired developments of the latter 20th century. One was the U.S. Bishops' pastoral letter on the American economy. The other was Latin American based liberation theology.
NCR Today: Helping their autistic brother Nick negotiate the world gave my other two kids a surplus of kindness and patience far beyond their years.