Video: Cardinal Rigali’s Message to Catholics

Plus the return of Arlen Specter, the latest from Governer Corbett, a big change for local happy hours and more of what Philly is talking about today

Catholic Condemnation. Monica Yant Kinney wrote a powerful piece for yesterday’s Inquirer about the latest charges of priestly pedophilia. Check it. [Inquirer] Meanwhile, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia released this video message just in time for another lawsuit.

Arlen Specter’s Return. Well, sort of. He’s now advocating for funding to speed up the gap between research and treatment of illnesses. A noble goal, Arlen. [Daily News]

Governor Corbett Plans “Drastic Changes.” He’s vowed — again — to balance the budget without increasing taxes. [Newsworks]

The Scoop Demands Milton Street Be Allowed to Run for Mayor. And shakes his fist at those who disagree. [Clout]

The Roots and John Legend: Grammy Winners. At last night’s ceremony, the local musicians won three awards for their collaboration, Wake Up. [Inquirer]

And in Today’s Happy Hours News … Currently (and by that the Scoop mean “lamely”), PA law limits happy hour to two hours a day. However, last week, a state House committee approved a bill that would maintain the 14-hour-a-week limit but would allow bars and restaurants more freedom in scheduling. [CBS3]