The best choice for pope? A nun.  By E.J. Dionne Jr.
Bhopal, India -- Archbishop accused of attempting to poison priest 
There's more to the Catholic Church than the pope  By Julie Byrne, Hartman Chair of Catholic Studies at Hofstra University
New South Wales, Australia -- Royal Commission offers chance to 'purify' Catholic bishops in NSW have signed a letter urging parishioners and clergy not to bury their heads in the sand ahead of the royal commission into child sexual abuse.
There never was a possibility for a Catholic moment in America  by Rod Dreher, The American Conservative
Germany -- Top bishop expects new morning-after pill rules 
NCAA Basketball Realignment: Why Catholic 7 Deserve to Keep Big East Name 
Venezuela -- Chavez makes surprise return from Cuba 
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.