Happy feast of St. Joseph the Worker!
(And May, which is the best month
To mark the occasion, a story in La Stampa explains pieces of paper Pope Francis slips under a statue of Jesus' foster father, and CNS has compiled snippets of Pope Francis' comments on Joseph.
At the Vatican, the eight-person commission investigating clergy sexual abuse has its first meeting today, right on the heels of the release of abuse documents in the Diocese of Joliet and the filing of five sex abuse lawsuits against the same diocese. Since you might be wondering, "is there any end in sight?," Russell Shaw has a response.
A new study from the Urban Institute finds that by the time they turn 40, the percentage of millennials who are married will fall lower than for any previous generation of Americans.
On the USSCB blog, Sr. Mary Ann Walsh looks at the changing face of religious life.
From U.S. News & World Report: Cash-strapped Catholic schools resurrect as charters.
The parents of hundreds of girls kidnapped in Nigeria issue pleas for help to find their daughters. Read more about Africa in crisis.
This month marks the one-year anniversary of the conviction of abortionist Kermit Gosnell of the murders of multiple babies. What has happened since then? And columnist J.D. Mullane, who covered the trial, reflects on how one photo shamed major news outlets into paying attention.
Finally, an opinion piece from Busted Halo: the NBA can get traction to right a wrong, so why can't the government?
Have a wonderful day.
Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly. Follow her on Twitter @GretchenOSV.