The U.S. bishops begin their spring General Assembly this morning in New Orleans. Click here for a live stream of events.
After taking a couple of days off due to fatigue, Pope Francis was back at work this morning in St. Peter Square for his weekly General Audience, wrapping up his catechesis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit with the "fear of the Lord."
The pope of peace also issued a plea for the end of child labor
and human trafficking. "I sincerely hope that the international community can offer social protection to minors to defeat this plague."
For more about what the Church in the U.S. is doing about human trafficking, click here.
From the Deacon's Bench, the St. Louis archdiocese responds
to "inaccurate and misleading reporting" of a deposition
given by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson.
Via the Catholic Herald, meet Pope Francis' unlikely celebrity fans.
"People read that stuff?" Writer Elizabeth Foss encounters someone who never knew a Catholic blog about family life could or should exist.
St. Barnabas, pray for us.
Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly. Follow her on Twitter @GretchenOSV.