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Vatican City -- Pope Francis Sex Abuse Panel Gets Real On Accountability Protocols 
Author John Cornwell profiles the four women on Pope Francis' sex abuse commission 
Geneva and Vatican City -- U.N. torture committee probes Vatican on sex abuse scandal, human rights issues  Vatican spokesman warns against “ideological pressure” similar to what if faced before the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child earlier this year.
Geneva and Vatican City -- Vatican Undergoes 2nd Grilling This Year On Abuse 
Sex abuse commission: A Vatican commission will create new policies to hold bishops and other church authorities accountable for failing to report suspected sexual abuse , a move experts say shows the church is taking the problem of pedophile priests more seriously than in the past.
Parish Council Presidents writes about 3 reforms the pope must make now 
Jerusalem -- Orthodox bishop outlines hopes for Pope’s visit to Israel 
Bangkok, Thailand -- Pakistan Catholics flee to seek refuge in Bangkok  Refugee numbers rise dramatically but Thailand offers little comfort
Nigeria -- Church declares month of special prayers for abducted girls 
Pencil Preaching  is 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.