Good morning, and happy Friday!
Here are some headlines to peruse before lunch:
A Catholic high school in Chicago is facing allegations of sexting among its students.
At the Catholic Herald in the UK, Father Alexander Lucie-Smith says caring for the poor should not be left to "left-wing firebrands and socialist intellectuals."
In Ireland, Enda Kenny is prepared to lock horns with the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis this morning spoke on the dangers of corruption and worldliness.
Social media is buzzing today about a #FundingFriday effort to support our military.
This is a great opportunity to donate in support of our service members, veterans and their families.
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Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education is sponsoring a bus tour to raise awareness and promote excellence in Catholic schools.
Look for a story in the Nov. 24 issue of the Newsweekly.
For something different: Here is a Catholic college student's perspective on Pope Francis.
Also, you won't believe what Catholic schools collected
in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia ...
In preparation for Mass Sunday, this might be handy.
And, for when you have time this weekend, sit down and read this in-depth look at the presidency of our first and only Catholic president
from a Catholic perspective. Nov. 22 marks the 50 years since his assassination. The conversation in the comment boxes is already hopping, so come join it!
Also getting a lot of sharing online is this awesome story highlighting the faith journey of comedian Tom Leopold from secular Judaism to Catholicism.
There are jokes. Enjoy!
Have a blessed Friday and a wonderful weekend!
Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly.