Election 2012 -- Romney leaves Obama campaign on defense 
Election 2012 --Colin Powell endorses Obama; Sununu, McCain go nuts 
The names of more than 1,000 Catholics will appear Sunday in a full-page newspaper ad endorsing Referendum 74 and same-sex marriage , which is passionately opposed by the church’s four bishops in Washington state.
Bishop Richard Malone: a "Catholic whose conscience has been properly formed by scripture and church teaching cannot justify a vote" to legalize gay marriage.
Auxiliary Bishop Robert W. McElroy: Catholics should also consider if a candidate can or will do what they promise 
Paris, France -- A drive to rekindle Roman Catholicism’s missionary zeal is struggling to counter the challenge of Islam , a religion with an arguably more direct message and a greater institutional hold on its faithful.
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.