Cathleen Kaveny's blog at dotCommonweal  is among the best things I've read this week. It begins: "Over on the Deacon's Bench, Greg Kandra develops a public relations strategy  on how to fire a pregnant unwed teacher at a Catholic school in a kindler, gentler way, so as to avoid bad publicity for the Catholic church. I have another suggestion: you could just NOT fire her. "
Thiruvananthapuram, India -- Catholic protest helps Kerala object to costal regulations 
Conservative House Republicans say: No immigration reform in 2014 
Vatican investigates Chilean bishop for sex abuse . A statement released by Chile's Catholic church leadership said San Felipe bishop Cristian Contreras had "expressed the wish" for the allegations against him to be investigated.
Commentary: Pope Francis must finally root out child abuse  by Mary Dispenza
Pencil Preaching  is a blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.
Daily Bread  is a series of 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.