India says is has successfully test launched missile able to reach major Chinese cities 
Russia said a meeting of foreign ministers from the Friends of Syria group in Paris on Thursday was "destructive" and could undermine U.N.-Arab League envoy  Kofi Annan's peace efforts.
Election 2012 -- Obama Edges Romney, Christie Favored for Running Mate 
A witness in a clergy sex-abuse trial in Philadelphia testified that he was sexually assaulted in a home owned by West Virginia's Bishop Michael Bransfield.  The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston spokesman called the trial a "circus."
Virginia priest who headed child protection office is accused of abuse 
Sr. Simone Campbell of NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby, reflects on the 40th anniversary of the organization's founding. 
Commentary -- The Ultimatum to LCWR  by Sr. Maureen Fielder
NCR's sister publication, Celebration, posts reflections on each day's Scripture reading. Here's a link: celebrationpublications.org/dailybread. You may want to bookmark it. It's a great way to begin the day.