Editor's Notebook — Porn bad for the brain?; was pope's Holy Land trip overhyped?; Sister Cristina's final judgment...and more news. Happy feast of St. Joan of Arc! 

From Pope Francis' morning homily on Christian joy:  "There is another sadness: the sadness that comes to all of us when we take the wrong road. ... Be courageous in suffering and remember that after the Lord will come, after joy will come, after the dark comes the sun."

From CNS: The Church in the Central African Republic wants more protection after recent attack.

Study: Porn's negative effects on the brain.

Also from Time: Pope Francis' Mideast travels overhyped.

From RNS: Catholic bishops push (again) on immigration reform. Additional coverage from CNS.

Sister Cristina will face the final judgment...on The Voice. 

From BBC: Husband of Sudanese woman sentenced to death is hopeful for successful appeal.

This Sunday is both Ascension Sunday and World Communications Day. How can we extend ourselves further into the digital world in order to evangelize?

Finally: Heard about the new Camino documentary?

Have a great weekend!


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