Editor's Notebook — Oct. 24 Good morning!

It's Thursday, Oct. 24, and the feast of St. Anthony Maria Claret, one of the founders of the congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, otherwise known as the Claretians.

French Catholics are speaking out about a court decision that ruled there is no conscience protection for local officials when it comes to performing same-sex marriage. 

Archdiocese of Military Services Archbishop Timothy Broglio, while in Rome leading a group of military chaplains on retreat, speaks with Vatican Radio on church, family and charity.

Before he was pope: An excerpt from a new book of homilies by Cardinal Jorge Bergolio, in which he says God "not only hears; he loves to listen!"

At morning Mass, Pope Francis focuses on the universal call to holiness. 

The Air Force Academy oath may lose its religion. 
 
 'Pedrito dolls' on sale in the Philippines (photo by Roi Lagarde)

From the CNS blog: Oh the irony, Bergoglio planned to watch 'Habemus Papam' film at home after conclave.

And for today's feel-good story: Filipino children become entrepreneurs following recent earthquake.

Finally, in this week's editorial, the OSV editorial board highlights the upcoming parish religious education week — and asks for your help.  

Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly.