Editor's Notebook — New bishop for Fall River; a new trial for Ibrahim?; how to talk to non-Catholics about the faith; and a Fourth of July prayer. Pope Francis taps Brazilian-born Newark auxiliary to be new bishop of the Diocese of Fall River, Mass. 

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia sells nursing homes and assisted living facilities for $145 million, CNS reports.

Pope Francis called Rome's chief Rabbi July 1 to express his condolences over the murder of three Israeli teens.

South Sudan is facing "one of the worst famines ever."

The Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis has hired an outside firm to investigate claims of sexual misconduct by Archbishop John Nienstedt.

Are your friends asking questions about the Faith? Here's how to answer them.

Mariam Ibrahim: "There's a new problem every day about me leaving." Now, she may face a new trial.

The Diocese of Madison has clarified its position on baptizing the children of same-sex couples.

Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Migration, called upon the Obama administration July 2 to reconsider its policy to return unaccompanied immigrant minors home without due process.

Finally, on the eve of the Fourth of July, a prayer for all Americans.

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