News Analysis: The "fiscal cliff" isn't a cliff at all 
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.
Book Review: ‘Perfect’ priests and their ‘sacrificial lambs’ . Join the NCR Book Club.
Commentary: Debating economic justice at bishops' meeting  by Tony Magliano
Oklahoma: Can churches cut ties to civil marriage rites? Part One of Two
Convicted priest gets new trial in sex case . The appeals court threw out the priest's conviction on grounds that prosecutors relied too much on church rules in presenting evidence.