Learn more about the texting Franciscans (see photo above) here .
But states aren't waiting:
Of course there are always exceptions: Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst calls for state-funded gun training for teachers and administrators. 
Debt Ceiling -- Newt Gingrich: Obama bullying House GOP 
Parish changes in Boston: Boston Catholics React Positively To Parish Collaboratives 
Parish changes in Boston: North Shore parishes in 'New beginning' 
Parish changes in Boston: Evangelization key to new pastoral plan in Boston . This is an NCR story from last month anticipating the pastoral chanages that kicked in this week.
Parish changes in Milwaukee: Northwest side Catholic parish ponders use of merger money . Questions revolve around best ways to help the poor
Good News: Ste. Genevieve, Mo. -- Relics stolen from Catholic parish returned in plastic bag 
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.