1. The fight over the HHS mandate continues and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, who heads up the USCCB's religious liberty committee, saying that the Church continues to support litigants challenging a requirement to cover contraceptives in insurance plans. He said, "Their goal is nothing less than securing the freedom of the Church to continue to obey the Lord's command - and, in turn, to serve the common good - by providing charitable ministries in health care, education, and service to the poor, all with compromising Catholic beliefs. We continue to pray for the success of all these lawsuits."
2. Today is the solemnity of the Annunciation of Our Lord for Catholics and Bishop Joseph P. McFadden of Harrisburg, PA reflects in this video on what it means to follow God's will, just as Mary did.
3. The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People calls for annual audits of dioceses to ascertain compliance with the Charter by the bishop and his diocese. Annual Audits have been conducted since 2003. For more information, please see: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/child-and-youth-protection/audits.cfm
4. Pope Francis has been as busy on Twitter as Pope Benedict XVI. His messages on @Pontifex have been hopeful, compassionate and challenging.
5. God loves you.