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 
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