Courage controversy embroils Toronto’s Newman Centre parish . Courage is the support group for gay Catholics officially sanctioned by Toronto archdiocese.
Nigeria -- Mbaise Catholic Priests Reject Bishop-elect Ebere Peter Okpalaeke . We don't oppose Okpalaeke as a bishop, group says, "but we strongly contest his suitability for Ahiara Diocese."
New Zealand -- Catholics celebrate beginnings in NZ . First MAss was Jan. 13, 1838.
PBS looks at Roman Catholic Women Priests 
Grand Rapids, Mich. -- A West Michigan Catholic parish is mourning the death of four people who were killed on a mission trip. 
Ste. Genevieve, Mo. -- Catholic parish asking for return of stolen relics 
Pencil Preaching  is blog that Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines scripture and sketching to reflect on the word.
Daily Bread  is a series 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.