Morning Briefing

The big news today, of course, is the pope's new social encyclical. John Allen has a report on the document, Pope proposes a 'Christian humanism' for the global economy, and puts it into context, Indiana firm can claim a papal thumbs-up from new social encyclical.

But other things are happening in the Catholic news world, too.

6 Surprises From Obama's Sit-Down With the Catholic Press

A war of words between Catholics and Jews

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Air Force seeking Catholic chaplains. About 25 percent of Air Force members are Catholic, but the chaplaincy is only about 14 percent Catholic.

Pope recognises cardinal miracle. The beatification of British Cardinal John Henry Newman is OKed

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