Dominican official cites proof as Vatican envoy pedophilia case explodes  -- A deacon in an eastern region diocese has confessed to "pimping" minors for the senior prelate as well as of being his sexual partner.
Hopes for church reform rest on Pope Francis' gang of eight  by Thomas Reese
The wounds will not heal if the teachings remain the same  by Jamie Manson
GOP Eyes a New Fiscal Prize With Health-Law Push  In this fall's fiscal showdowns, the long-held Republican goal of extracting spending cuts and other deficit-reduction measures has been eclipsed by the party's drive to stop the federal health care law.
Chaput offers reassurance after pope's comments  -- One priest wrote Chaput, saying it appeared Francis viewed priests "who are serious about moral issues as being small-minded."
Stockton, Calif. -- Priest goes on leave, has to choose between the priesthood and marrying the mother of his child. 
Madison, Wis. -- Diocese to move out of headquarters. Former seminary to become rental housing.
Russellville, Ark. -- Pinwheels for Peace at St. John Catholic 
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.