Vatican City -- Pope Francis Shakes up Vatican Financial Watchdog  Ousted the all-Italian board of the Vatican's financial watchdog agency
St. Cloud, Minn. -- Minnesota Annual (Methodist) Conference calls for bishop to ignore Discipline on GLBT issues 
Analysis: The Stunning Resurgence of Progressive Christianity  by Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, executive religion editor, The Huffington Post
NCR's new website is covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious? Check it (daily) at Global Sisters Report . Here's a great example of the work of GSR: The ‘green sisters’ of Kansas  by Rachel Myslivy.
Vatican City -- Pope Francis Gets Involved In Middle East Peace Process 
Canada: Pope Francis’ prayer at security wall a 'slap in the face' B’nai Brith Canada condemns Pope Francis’ recent visit to the Holy Land.
Trenton, N.J. -- When is a priest not a priest? When he’s 'off duty,' diocese says in defense of lawsuit 
Trenton, N.J. -- Editorial: Catholic church can't claim priest was 'off-duty' 
Detroit Archdiocesan Survey: Parishes get high marks; church's future biggest concern 
Minneapolis -- Deposition of archbishop emeritus: He could not remember how he handled clergy sex abuse cases during his 13-year tenure.  Also defends decision to pay priests even after removal from active ministry.
Cardinal O'Malley: Pope Francis Knows Immigrants Are the Future of the Church 
Pencil Preaching  is 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.