Happy feast of St. Joseph!
In his General Audience today, Pope Francis told fathers to teach their children well and always be by their side. "I ask that you have the grace to be very close to your children, letting them grow, but being by their side. They need you, your presence, to be there, your love!" the pope told fathers present in St. Peter's Square.
Cardinal Dolan and other N.Y. bishops lobbied in Albany Tuesday for a tax credit that could help keep Catholic schools in the archdiocese open.
Bishop Ronald W. Gainer is being installed as the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pa., at 2 p.m. today. You can even live stream it.
Two girls, ages 3 and 6, died in a tragic car accident yesterday. The girls were the daughters of Sean Lewis, assistant professor of humanities at Wyoming Catholic College and former professor at the Catholic University of America. In addition to asking for prayers, friends have set up a fund to help the grieving family.
Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League, has called for a boycott of Guinness, Heineken and Sam Adams for pulling their corporate sponsorship of the St. Patrick's Day parades in New York and Boston.
Heading down south? Pope tours in Argentina offer a look into Pope Francis' life in Buenos Aires.
Next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Hobby Lobby/HHS mandate case.
Meatless Fridays year-round? Australian bishops say yes.
Finally, in case you missed it, OSV has started a new blog for Tuesdays: Top 7 items of the week that we think will be useful, spiritual, interesting and fun. A different staff member will weigh in each week, so be sure to check back.
Have a blessed day.
Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly. Follow her on Twitter @GretchenOSV.