Daily Links, May 3: Praying, criticizing, and welcoming
We're back with Daily Links after a brief break while we attended the Associated Church Press conference the past few days! Here are some things that have been going on:
Today is National Prayer Day, and Stephen Prothero asks God for some advice  on how to go about it.
Former governor of Colorado and Catholic Bill Ritter discusses the controversy  in his state surrounding Companeros and the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Ritter says: "We should not tolerate a culture war that distracts us from the core gospel message of addressing poverty and hunger in a serious way." Meanwhile, Cardinal Timothy Dolan has spoken out loudly --and critically--against the Republican party's immigration policies.
E.J. Dionne, Stephen Colbert, Thomas Reese SJ, and Paul Ryan, all in one spot !
Catholics in Michigan are urging a newly-formed "prayer caucus" that favors Judeo-Christian beliefs to open itself up  to people of all faiths. (Meanwhile, here's a sad sign of the times  of religious discrimination.)
And, Sister Maxine at A Nun's Life reminds us that we should always keep an eye out  for a little humor in our daily lives.