Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, N.Y., has retired  and Times Union  has many articles on his replacement, Edward Scharfenberger :
- His comments on hot-button issues 
- His tending to the flock in the streets 
- His varied interests 
- His parents knew he would be a priest since he was 7 years old 
NCR editorial: An engaged laity demands answers to finance, abuse . It's tempting to look at the system and say it's broken. But it's the clerical system that's broken.
In case you didn't hear the news yesterday: Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman  on the 'Late Show.'
The gay marriage battle  has moved back to the courts.
A papyrus scroll referring to Jesus' wife  is more likely ancient than fake, experts say.
Transgender student denied on-campus male housing  at Christian university.
Analysis: A new PBS series aims to show how humans evolved from creatures of the deep .
Central African Republic: The Catholic church is the only institution still functioning  in the war-torn country.
A French priest has been charged with rape and torture  for acts allegedly committed during a exorcisms involving three schoolteachers.
Is it a real charity or not? A northern Illinois group walks the streets collecting funds  while wearing T-shirts saying, "Support Catholic Veterans." But officials are looking into the group's legitimacy.
We'll end on a happy note. Have a great Friday!
- Sr. Christine Schenk writes about her hopeful, energizing pilgrimage to Rome .
- A Lexington, Ky., Catholic high school broke a Guinness world record .
- A singing priest wows wedding guests  with a rendition of 'Hallelujah.'
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.