Bishops: Obama birth control compromise is dubious
Associated Press

U.S. Roman Catholic bishops called the Obama administration’s pledge to soften an employer birth control mandate “dubious,” saying Wednesday they would continue fighting for a broader religious exemption to the rule.

Fr. Marcel Guarnizo Defends Himself Against Accusers
Crisis Magazine

Many Crisis readers are concerned at the reports that have begun to emerge regarding Fr. Marcel Guarnizo’s denial of Communion to the alleged Lesbian Barbara Johnson and the subsequent loss of his priestly faculties upon the authority of Cardinal Wuerl and communicated through a letter by Bishop Knestout, the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.. Crisis has been granted permission by Fr. Marcel Guarnizo to publish his account of the event in the hopes that this may help Catholics discern with charity what has happened.

The Party’s Over
Catholic World Report

Mary Eberstadt on men, women, and what the sexual revolution has wrought

After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses
New York Times, Julie Bosman

Those coolly authoritative, gold-lettered reference books that were once sold door-to-door by a fleet of traveling salesmen and displayed as proud fixtures in American homes will be discontinued, company executives said.