Lampedusa -- Pope Francis visits Italy's migrant island of Lampedusa. He threw a wreath of flowers into the sea in a sign of mourning (video)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -- The hunt is on for Polish priest in pedophilia scandal
Commentary: The Church’s Errant Shepherds by Frank Bruni
Vatican City -- Pope Francis said Saturday it pained him to see priests driving flashy cars and told them to pick something more "humble."
From our sister publication: A Place to Call Home, a new series focusing on women religious helping people who are homeless. Read more
Kansas City, Mo. -- Lawsuit set to begin alleging abuse by KC priest drove boy to suicide
Commentary: Rush to elevate John Paul ignores victims, by Kevin Culle
Embryo Screening IVF Breakthrough Produces Baby Connor -- New way of screening embryos promises to increase the success rate
Is the Hulk Catholic? Vatican newspaper devotes page to the possible religious views of comic book heroes
Editorial: Catholic bishops cry wolf. Neither progress toward same-sex marriage nor a contraceptive mandate threatens the broad protections of religious liberty for which this country is renowned.
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.