Editor's Notebook — Pope Francis' strong words on abortion, sex abuse and the devil; Palm Sunday prep; Catholics and climate change.

If Pope Francis played baseball, some people might say that he nearly batted for the cycle this morning.

First, in morning homily, he stressed importance of life at every level.

For a double-whammy, the pope later also said this about clergy sexual abuse.

Then he added this about the reality of the devil in the 21st-century.

In other news ...

A Holocaust survivor/poet has fond memories of JPII.

Catholic voices weigh in on climate change.

On his blog, Father Z offers audio Stations of the Cross in time for Holy Week. 

As tax day approaches, maybe you'll find some comfort in this

A hat-tip to @CatholicHound for this: France has banned work emails by employees during these times

Palm Sunday is approaching — are you ready?

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly. Follow her @GretchenOSV.