Two stories you may have missed:
- Following dismissal vote, Bourgeois says Maryknoll's tone different
- Should I stay or should I go? by Heidi Schlumpf
Catholic group to launch ad against birth control mandate. The Catholic Association's 60-second ad will air nationwide on Fox News on Thursday only. The campaign cost "just under $100,000," according to a spokesman for the group, who added: "We will look at a broader buy later."
Ireland: The Catholic Church agency Towards Healing provided counselling to over 1,300 abuse survivors between February and December 2011, according to its first annual report. Its helpline responded to almost 12,000 calls over that period.
NCR's sister publication, Celebration, posts reflections on each day's Scripture reading. Here's a link: celebrationpublications.org/dailybread. You may want to bookmark it. It's a great way to begin the day.