Posting this a bit late today. Too many phone calls, too early this morning. Did you hear that NPR story today, Enter The Quiet Zone: Where Cell Service, Wi-Fi Are Banned . I know it sounds like a retreat experience, a refreshing break, but I also know that I'd still be fiddling with my cursed device every 10 minutes, just on the off chance a stray telecom wave may have wafted through the valley and I could snag an email, text message or two. There is no rest of the wired.
St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Archdiocese names task force to investigate cover-ups 
Duluth, Minn. -- Victims group questions timing of church’s abuse revelations 
Street Pope: Francis & the Pastoral Rhetoric of Invitation 
Vatican official heads to Iowa to address farming, poverty issues: Turkson to talk to both sides in GMO debate 
Commentary: Cardinal's Food Prize speech a good opportunity for truth  by David Andrews
NCR's newest columnist: Mariam Williams: Congress should be ashamed of its economic violence against women 
Syracuse, N.Y. -- church bell silenced by '98 storm rings again 
Catholic Answers apologetics conference: Beauty Necessary to Restore Culture, Says Bishop Conley 
NCR announces search for president/CEO: From the edges inward  by Thomas C. Fox
Pencil Preaching  is blog that Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines scripture and sketching to reflect on the word.
Daily Bread  is a series short reflections, written by four authors who meet regularly to share the readings. Daily Bread is intended to help daily preachers and others who pray from the assigned scriptures each day to orient themselves to the Living Word addressed to the church in the world. It's a great way to begin the day.