In the news, July 24

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia says the "right wing of the church...generally have not been really happy" with Pope Francis.

Though I think it's safe to say they are more enthusiastic about Pope Frank, the folks are Jesuit Refugee Services are less happy with the Australian government's dumping of refugees in Papua New Guinea


W.Y.D. opens in Copacabana as security concerns for the safety of Pope Francis are raised. And here's a WYD podcast from Vatican Radio, the full text of the pope's welcome ceremony and the latest on WYD from the Jesuit Post.

In South Sudan, the international community should do more to stop the L.R.A. leader, Joseph Kony.

Mark Silk looks askance at clerical culture in Newark.

At the Vatican, Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Maguire says, "Non-violence and dialogue are the only path to peace" in Syria.

In China, the Catholic community comes to the aid of earthquake victims and a parish priest in Baja California was killed in his home in the city of Ensenada.

And stayed tuned for our tweet-to-tweet coverage of Anthony Weiner, the continuing scandal--NOT!



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