At today's General Audience, Pope Francis continues his catechesis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit
, this time focusing on "understanding."
Things at the Vatican are staying busy, as the Group of Eight cardinals wrap up a three-day meeting this afternoon and the new Council for the Economy prepares to meet on Friday.
In Arkansas, a parish is receiving those made homeless by recent tornadoes.
From RNS: According to a survey sponsored by Compassion International, most Americans believe there's no way to eliminate global poverty.
The exodus of Christians from Iraq is terrifying, says patriarch.
In a blog post, NY Times columnist Ross Douthat expands on his Sunday column that warned of "schism" within the Church should Pope Francis make a change when it comes to divorced and remarried Catholics receiving the sacraments. At Crisis magazine, Tom Piatak shares his thoughts.
Three Catholics schools in Ohio announced today that they will begin to test all of their students for drugs.
A German Catholic priest has asked Pope Francis to waive his (the priest's) vow of celibacy.
The LA Times gives its take on the upcoming extraordinary synod on the family.
ICYMI: Austen Ivereigh's coverage of the dual canonizations on Sunday.
On Newsmax, Greg Erlandson, OSV president and publisher, reflects on what three popes are telling the world.
And finally, from Deacon's Bench, two new saints made these folks HAPPY.
Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly. Follow her on Twitter @GretchenOSV.