INDIANAPOLIS -— A lawyer for a man who won a $150,000 jury award against a Roman Catholic priest who he claimed sexually abused him when he was 17 says Indiana’s punitive damages limit renders jury decisions meaningless. 
Ireland -- Opinion: Irish bishops need to challenge gov't on abortion law 
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.
Worcester, Mass. -- Bishop McManus spoke about nativity characters and children shared Jesse tree symbols during a parish family retreat in English and Spanish at St. Paul Cathedral Sunday.
Canada -- Calgary Catholics warned away from new church wrongly identifying itself as Catholic.  The St. Pius X Society has purchased a Catholic church in the city’s Southwest.