Editor's Notebook — Canonization countdown, papal divorced/remarried 'cold call,' jail time for Msgr., and a reality show — about religious life.

Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi responds to reports that Pope Francis called an Argentine woman who was divorced and then remarried and gave her the "OK" to receive Communion. David Gibson at RNS has more here

Canonization Countdown: 4 days! Here's everything you need to know about the men being celebrated this weekend. How is Rome preparing for potentially millions of visitors for the canonizations this weekend? CNS has its own version, too. AND: Will Pope Benedict be there?

In his morning homily, Pope Francis said some people are "bat-like Christians," preferring shadows to the light of Christ. 

From the Deacon's Bench: Lifetime television network plans reality show about entering the convent.

A former New Hampshire monsignor gets four years in prison.

Pray for those in South Sudan who find themselves in a terrifying situation.

From the Catholic Herald, here are five reasons to be thankful for our new papal saints.

At Busted Halo, Joe Marchelewski asks: Are we focusing on financial freedom at the expense of the poor?

Finally, check out these quick tips for staying in the Easter spirit all season long.

Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly. Follow her on Twitter @GretchenOSV.