Minn. archdiocese to reveal accused priests' names  -- The archdiocese said 92 parishes have had at least one accused priest assigned to them at some point. That's nearly half of the 188 parishes in the archdiocese.
OPINION: Pope Francis Is the Catholic Church's Obama - God Help Us  by Adam Shaw
Wagin, Australia -- St. Joseph Catholic Parish held its annual Christmas barbecue after a 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday.  The event was made possible by Father Matt, who changed the normal Mass time to allow for the barbecue lunch to follow the Mass.
Did you see the competing columns on priestly celibacy? NYT's Bill Keller wrote about it: Sex and the Single Priest . Jesuit Fr. Jim Martin replied: Beware: Non-Celibates Writing about Celibacy 
The Group of 8 Cardinals meeting -- Vatican: Cardinals' group expects curial reform to be long process 
Archbishop Pietro Parolin, who took over as the Vatican's secretary of state Oct. 15, speaks to press, says change will come to his office 
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.