Obama, Syria, and Congress: Why Did He Go There? Here's one explanation.
Looking for a place to join Francis day of prayer for peace? See: Local prayer events for peace in Syria. If you know of a celebration that is not listed, added it in the comments section or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have until Sunday to vote in Religion News Service's Pope Francis Art Contest. NCR's resident cartoonist, Pat Marrin, is among the 45 entries. That's FYI only, not an endorsement. ;-) The cartoon at right is not Marrin's.
Vatican's new secretary sparks high hopes in China -- Parolin's China experience may bring great rewards.
UN names charity day in honor of Blessed Teresa -- International Day of Charity to be on her anniversary, Sept. 5.
Vinh City, Vietnam -- Dozens injured in crackdown on Vietnam Catholics
Dalga, Egypt -- Islamist takeover of town in Egypt leaves Christians in fear
Springfield, Ill. -- Catholics Back Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Stevens Point, Wis. -- City trying to save historic convent that local Catholic parish wants to demolish
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.