Opinion: LA Archbishop Gomez -- Finally, a bishop brave enough to break ranks and act against child abuse  by Barney Zwartz, religion editor for The Age in Melbourne, Australia
Canon City, Colo. -- Catholic hospital admits to error . Group says it was 'morally wrong' for arguing fetus is not a human
HHS Contraceptive Mandate: Archbishop Chaput of Philadelpia cautions against too quickly embracing compromise language  (pdf file)
Leaving Afghanistan: U.S. Is in the Most Difficult of Maneuvers 
Mangalore, India -- Religious discuss consecrated life  Speaker: Religious life is not a form of self-realization through isolation, but is a call to live in communion with others, building communities of freedom, brotherhood and justice.
National Pancake Day -- Free pancakes at IHOP stack up nicely for local charities 
Fr. Richard Rohr's Living School -- Taking the loneliness out of the spiritual journey 
Pointe Claire, Quebec, Canada -- Catholic church is banking on Elvis Presley to help raise funds 
The Muzak name — long part of the American vernacular, if sometimes as the butt of jokes — will be retired this week .
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.