Happy feast of St. Francis Xavier (and, of course #GivingTuesday).
As you wrap up your work day, here are some headlines:
A Michigan woman, with the backing of the ACLU, has sued the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
alleging that Catholic hospitals are forcing pregnant women to have painful miscarriages instead of granting those women abortions.
Pope Francis, just a week after publishing his apostolic exhortation "The Joy of the Gospel," spoke more about joy this morning.
We'll have lots more on that subject in the Dec. 15 issue of the Newsweekly online tomorrow!
The pope also had his second session of meeting with the Council of Cardinals this morning. The meetings will extend through Thursday. On the agenda today was a "thorough examination of the Roman Curia," spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said, starting with
In the U.S., Catholics remain split
over the Common Core educational standards.
One Catholic teacher near Chicago attempts to break "rigid" traditions.
This is a scary scene outside an Argentine cathedral last week
(warning: graphic video).
On a lighter note, the Argentine congress recommends Pope Francis for the Nobel Peace Prize
. And there sure are some happy restaurant servers out there right now.
Have a great evening!
Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly. Follow her at @GretchenOSV.