Editor's Notebook — Nov. 5 (evening edition) As we wrap up another press day here at OSV, here are some headlines from the day you might find handy while sitting around the dinner table.

You might have heard about the "preparatory document" given by the Vatican to the bishops in preparation for the October 2014 synod on the family. The Vatican today released the document on its website. And CNS' Francis Rocca explains that, despite the questionnaire, the synod's work will be based on doctrine, not current public opinion.

In his morning homily, Pope Francis says being invited to be a Christian is being "called to a party" where all are welcome. The end is especially moving.

Common Core still is all the talk right now in Catholic educational circles after Catholic scholars blasted its tenets in a letter to U.S. bishops over the weekend. We'll have a story in next week's Newsweekly.

The NY Post says that Catholic schools work for kids.

The Archdiocese of Detroit is reaching out to Catholics about the effectiveness of their parishes. Survey can be found here. If you live in that archdiocese, you have until Sunday to respond!

You might have seen this story about "dueling Catholic events" in Milwaukee over the weekend. This opinion piece says why that story is wrong.

At Catholic Vote, our very own Emily Stimpson outlines eight easy steps to becoming an "annoying Catholic." There's no better dinner conversation starter than that.

For more headlines all day long, be sure to follow OSV's favorite new addition to the newsroom.

Finally, "pray without ceasing."

Have a blessed evening.


Gretchen R. Crowe is editor of OSV Newsweekly.