Editor's Notebook — Nov. 6 Good morning!

First up: Some big news. Pope Francis named the next bishop of Rochester, and the Catholic Courier is going to live stream the press conference at 10:30 a.m.

In his general audience this morning, the pope again focused on the communion of saints, which, he said, is not only made up of people, but also spiritual goods. In particular sacraments, charisms and charity. He also made a touching request.

In the midst of yesterday's elections, Illinois lawmakers vote to allow gay marriage.

Religion News Service looks at the shrinking base that led Republican Ken Cuccinelli to lose the governorship of Virginia yesterday.

The board of trustees at a Catholic school reversed a ban on the HPV vaccine, making it available to girls in the school's Grade 8.

In Syria, Christian persecution is not going away.

The Church in England and Wales has called on employers to pay their staff a living wage.

The USCCB fall meeting starts Monday — here's a good round-up of what to expect.

And, CNS has new digs in Rome that puts them closer to the action — pretty cool!

Finally, just for fun (and maybe a little inspiration) J.K. Rowling has today's "daily jolt" at Busted Halo — and the micro challenge is worth a look, too.

Have a great day!

Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly.