Minneapolis -- Reform group denied seat at Archbishop Nienstedt’s financial meeting 
Zamboanga City, Philippines -- Government forces have launched major offensives on four fronts in the southern province of Basilan as they attempt to inflict a final defeat on rebel fighters of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). 
Kolkata, India -- Catholic rickshaw pullers observe Faith Year 
Newcastle, Australia -- As Royal Commission on sex abuse of children opens public hearings, new prime minister pledges full support 
Wellington, New Zealand -- Roman Catholic Church has accepted as valid five new complaints of child abuse by priests and other officials in New Zealand 
Happy birthday, Occupy! As the two-year anniversary of "Occupy" approaches, Robert Reich explores Occupy's failures and what happens next.
Sister Teresa Forcades: Europe's most radical nun  -- She is one of Europe's most influential left-wing public intellectuals. This year, thousands have joined her anti-capitalist movement.
Book reveiw: Tony Flannery's 'Question of Conscience' 
Philadelphia -- Archdiocese orders 13 more parishes to begin self-study.  Parish futures are at stake.
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.