Syria: Putin calls Kerry a liar  -- Things aren't exactly warming up between the Obama administration and Vladimir Putin, even as President Barack Obama arrives in St. Petersburg for the G-20 summit.
Syria: China backs Russia on Syria at G20  (This link may require registration.)
Pope Francis renews his appeal for peace in Syria: ‘May a powerful cry for peace go up from every land!’ 
Lubbock, Texas -- Bishop Rodríguez joins Pope Francis' call for prayer for Syria 
Narragansett, R.I. -- Rhode Island man sues Catholic, Episcopal churches over bell-ringing 
Chicago -- Ex-priest convicted of abuse accused in new lawsuit 
Oslo, Norway -- The Number of Catholics in Norway is Increasing . In eight years, registered members grew from 42,000 to 110,000. Ninety percent are migrants and refugees.
Parenting: Study Says Yelling Is As Hurtful as Hitting 
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.