Happy Feast of the Transfiguration! 

Pope Francis has resumed his weekly General Audiences, and he gave those present some homework! 

The bishops of England and Wales appeal for prayers for Iraqi Christians. And, with world attention on Gaza, things are getting worse in Iraq.

From CNS: Coast-to-coast efforts to offer legal assistance for undocumented minors. 

A novena of fasting starts today in Oklahoma in response to scheduled Sept. 21 black Mass.

A growing number of international priests are serving large pockets of Hispanics in the Southwest.

Pope Francis' trip to South Korea is next week. Today, North Korea declined an invitation to send a delegation of Catholics to a reconciliation Mass during the visit.

World Meeting of Families: Your questions answered. 

Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly. Follow her on Twitter @GretchenOSV.