The Catholic church in the Philippines says it will respect the Philippines Supreme Court decision to uphold a controversial reproductive health law, after blocking passage of the law for 13 years. 
Philippines -- Opinion: The Philippines RH Law: a victory for whom?  Will the watered-down reproductive health law benefit the people?
Religion News Service blogger Mark Silk finds that Voice of the Faithful is upbeat 
Did Cardinal George Pell's testimony to Australian Royal Commission open the door to law suits against the Catholic bishops? Former Ballarat Catholic bishop Ronald Mulkearns faces possible abuse class action 
Looking for a summer read? Recommended: The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism : Crusading Teddy Roosevelt would be aghast at today's GOP
Charlotte, N.C. — Bishop wants Catholic school to move on after nun's speech  (Video Warning! -- loud, annoying ad precedes news clip)
A footnote in the history of Canada and its First Nation peoples: Bell of Batoche may not be from Batoche 
Muslim Shrine Stands as a Crossroads in Syria’s Unrest  -- It has survived, but at a price.
The canonizations: Francis looks to heal church with two pope saints 
Orlando, Fla. -- When states opt out of Medicaid expansion, people die. 
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.