It’s Last Week For 26 Schools In New York Archdiocese . Schools are closing in nine counties.
Hudson Valley: Final day of classes for 8 Catholic schools 
Winnipeg, Canada -- Orthodox archbishop's trial on sex charges to resume in September 
Bridgeport, Conn. -- Diocese to sell off senior living facilities 
Commentary: Preparing for the pope  by Marie Arana, a journalist and biographer of Simon Bolívar
Ranchi, India -- Mother Mary's tribal image irks locals . It is seen as a tactic to convert members of the Sarna tribe to Christianity.
Manila, Philippines -- "We're not out to destroy the church":  Author of Philippine church exposé speaks out.
Google challenges FISA court on government data requests , asks for ability to release more details
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.