Cardinal-elect Vincent Nichols: Enigmatic archbishop stepping into pope's inner circle 
Los Angeles -- Archbishop Mahony kept altar boy list from police 
Los Angeles -- Cardinal unlikely to face charges -- Mahony has emerged from the scandal with his reputation tarnished but his place in the church intact.
Commentary: What We Mean When We Speak of Tradition in the Church by Charles Reid Jr.
New Orleans: Pope Francis' survey on contraception, divorce, same-sex couples: How would you answer? 
Today's highly recommend read: Catholic activists want Pope Francis to match words with actions 
Commentary: Francis' laity appreciate being treated like adults  by Michael W. Higgins, vice president of Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.
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.