Happy Monday, and feast of St. John the Baptist de la Salle
Over the weekend Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., made history by appointing Linda LeMura as its president — the first lay female ever to lead a Jesuit college or university
Pope Francis has given his permission for the continued operation of the Vatican Bank
— and the Vatican spokesman said it will continue to follow the papal directives on "transparency, supervision and financial information."
From the NY Times: "Catholic Schools in U.S. Court China's Youth, and Their Cash."
From the Washington Post: "Same-sex marriage in new test for Catholic institutions used to 'don't ask, don't tell.'"
At the Boston Globe, John Allen Jr. reports on the day "immigration reform becomes a Catholic 'pro-life' cause."
Hundreds attended a Mass yesterday marking 20 years since the Rwandan genocide
Pope Francis, at his Angelus Sunday, said there is no limit to God's divine mercy
. He also gave all gathered in St. Peter's Square the gift of a pocket copy of the Gospels.
Later that evening, the visited the working-class neighborhood in Rome's Magliana neighborhood, and the parish of San Gregorio Magno, where he met with young people, the old and infirm, ex-convicts and former drug addicts
. He also heard confessions and celebrated Mass.
In northern Cameroon, two Italian priests and a Canadian nun working as missionaries have been abducted by armed groups
There's less than two weeks to go until Easter. How are your journeys going? Through Busted Halo, young people use short videos to reflect on theirs (thanks to Catholic Relief Services)
ICYMI, from Catholic News Service
: "Chicago Cardinal Francis E. George opened the Lumen Christi Institute's sixth annual conference on economics and Catholic social thought by acknowledging the difficulty of the endeavor: that while economists can sit in the same room, share a dais even, it's unclear whether they are truly communicating."
Enjoy your day!
Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly. Follow her on Twitter @GretchenOSV.