At 12:01 a.m. this morning, New Jersey became the 14th state to recognize same-sex marriage
In his morning homily, Pope Francis talked about how greed destroys families and relationships
In Egypt, gunmen opened fire on Coptic Christians leaving a wedding
Sunday, killing three, including an 8-year-old girl.
In Staffordshire, England, St. Peter's Catholic Church was sold to "a local Muslim community"
after St. Peter's saw a steady decline in parishioners.
Pope Francis praised Catholic media on Friday
, saying, "it is important to remember that the Church is present in the world of communications, in all its forms, most of all to lead people to an encounter with the Lord Jesus."
Picked up from the Deacon's Bench: The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., has filed a new lawsuit
declaring that the Obama administration is engaged in a "conscious political strategy to marginalize and delegitimize" Catholic "religious views on contraception by holding them up for ridicule on the national stage."
Lastly, fellow Catholic press colleague Kerry Weber is tweeting from Rwanda
this week while on a trip provided by Catholic Relief Services. Follow her for photos and insights.
Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly.