The evolution of the committed life in the 21st century By Maureen Fiedler
Newark, N.J. -- Princeton Public Affairs Group is the most high-powered, high-priced lobbying outfit in New Jersey. The New Jersey Catholic Conference has hired them to fight legislation meant to give victims of childhood sexual abuse the time they need to seek justice . Bishops are battling bills that would extend the statute of limitations.
Editorial: The bishops' big guns in Trenton 
Manila, Philippines -- Philippine bishops accused of abuse cover-up 
Mandalay, Myanmar -- Myanmar bishops make rare statement on religious rights.  Following recent anti-Muslim violence, they call the government to deal with religious hard-liners stoking the violence.
Guilty by association: Another CCHD Funding Brouhaha 
New Castle, Australia -- Senior Catholics to take New South Wales witness stand 
Buffalo, N.Y. -- Bishop, Parishioners Pressure Governor on Abortion Bill 
Vatican City -- Benedict XVI in declining health, visitors say 
Northern Ireland -- Orange Order outlines plans to avoid parades controversy 
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.