Pope names Bishop Leonard Blair archbishop of Hartford, Conn.; accepts resignation of Archbishop Mansell. See more info here: Pope names three bishops for N. America . New bishop for Ruthenian Eparchy of Passaic and Winnipeg, Manitoba
St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Task force supervisor to control group's access to clergy abuse information  How will the task force be able to make fully informed decisions without access to all information? Is this independent?
New Ulm, Minn. -- Editorial: Church finding out the coverup hurts most 
NCR Editorial: Essay on Pope Francis offers way to re-enter public discourse 
NCR Commentary: The inconsistent US role on chemical weapons 
Justice Dept. press release: Former Treasurer of Catholic Charity Charged in Fraud Scheme 
Limburg, Germany -- German Bishop of Bling's mansion to be turned into soup kitchen or refugee center 
How rich is the Catholic church in Germany?  Its wealth has been estimated at €430 billion with interests ranging from television stations to mineral water.
Albany diocese Bishop Hubbard reflects on his long tenure . Turns 75 on Thursday.
Cape Town, South Africa -- ‘We’re Catholic priests who want to marry’  -- New group of married priests launched
The Episcopal Conference of Costa Rica says care for the environment a 'moral' obligation in Costa Rica voter guide 
Florida -- Catholic seminary in Boynton Beach set to expand  -- New dorms are part of $7 million campus renovation
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.