Bridgeport, Conn. -- Bishop starts yearlong examination of the diocese.  Bishop Caggiano of Bridgeport was the subject of an NCR cover story recently: New Bridgeport bishop reaches out through simplicity, dialogue 
Australia -- Catholic bishop on sex charge  Alleged abuse of minor took place in 1969, when Bishop Max Davis was in his early 20s and two years before his priesthood ordination. Davis denies the charge, says he will fight it.
Second priest charged in a week: Priest Faces Abuse Charges in Northern Mexico 
Enugu, Nigeria -- In wake of Boko Haram fears, Catholic diocese tightens security at services: Church Bans Women From Carrying Handbags to Mass 
Through the West/Southwest Industrial Areas Foundation co-director Sr. Christine Stephens has been empowering people for 30 years to take on government and private interests to preserve their rights and keep their communities together. Lifting up leaders  by Nuri Vallbona Global Sisters Report , devoted to covering the mission and ministry of Catholic women religious. It offers news, commentary and reflections on spirituality and theology.
Maynooth, Ireland -- New initiative to encourage young people to take part in church music 
Two Saginaw churches merge as Catholic Diocese downsizes: 'Stronger together than apart' 
What did Pope Francis say about trickle down economics? Was he thinking about Kansas and a Catholic goveernor? Charlatans, Cranks and Kansas  By Paul Krugman
And the Lawrence, Kan., World Journal reports that Kansas bishops still conservative 
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.
Pencil Preaching  is blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.