Bend, Ore. -- Removed Oregon pastor scheduled to meet with bishop 
Commentary -- The mentally ill are our lepers  by Melissa Musick Nussbaum
A mysterious new anti-abortion group with ties to conservative pundit Erick Erickson has warned Georgia Right to Life, the state's oldest pro-life group , that it aims to displace the older group as the National Right to Life Committee's Georgia affiliate. A new front in the GOP civil war opens up in Georgia
Tirunelveli, India -- Bishop in southern India questions antinuclear priest's candidacy in parliamentary election. 
Sr. Christine Schenk (who is a columnist  for NCR) had a fascinating interview with Vatican Radio: Rediscovering the role of women in the early Church  -- For the fourth year in a row, FutureChurch has organized the pilgrimage to visit some of Rome’s ancient basilicas and catacombs, following in the footsteps of many influential early Christian women whose contribution to the spreading of the Gospel has largely been lost over the centuries. (Yes, Vatican Radio.)
NCR cartoonist Pat Marrin chronicles the ministry of Pope Francis: Francis, the comic strip  (updated weekly).
NCR's Tom Reese on the PBS Newshour: How might the pope and the president work together? 
Commonweal's Grant Galicho analyzes the coverage of the Obama-Francis meeting: Francis & Obama meet, opening singularity that sucks oxygen out of U.S. media. 
Butte, Mont. -- Fired Catholic school teacher gives birth to son; has filed discrimination complaint 
Pencil Preaching  is a blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.
Daily Bread  is a series of 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.