NCR Today: In Nicaragua in the 1980s, we were the strangers, and a poor, rural family welcomed us with open arms and a chicken supper.
Film review: "Uncommon Grace: Flannery O'Connor and the Possibility of Grace and Mystery" is a great, if short, introduction to the Catholic author's short life and compelling work.
Bishop Thomas Tobin responds to NCR Young Voices column: All of these reasons so often cited for dropping out of the church — are they reasons or just convenient excuses?
NCR Today: Confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch opens; John Gehring attends a gathering of "Catholic leaders"; Death penalty debate; Health care debate
Washington -- The symposium featured a blend of high-powered networking, liturgies, wonky policy discussions and insider D.C. political whispering.
College roundup: LGBT Catholics share their stories in "Full of Grace" play; LaRoche institute trains international priests and religious; California lawmakers propose college aid plan.
The budget lords of the Donald Trump administration have proposed cuts to several domestic service programs. Members of Congress must defy these budget attacks.
The Field Hospital: Following his remarriage, Gerard Weigel is now prohibited from performing sacramental ministry as well as bringing Communion to the sick and reading at Mass.
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:
The Field Hospital: More parishes are coming out with action plans for immigrants; remembering Fr. Weinmann and Sr. McLaughlin; feeding the hungry; knowing the seriously ill are marginalized, too.