Canada -- Landmark priest sexual abuse trial opens in Quebec City 
Limburg, Germany -- Vatican looks into German 'luxury bishop' charges 
Los Angeles -- Priest recalls LA flight after abuse confession 
New York Times yesterday: The Pope Gets on the Line, and Everyone Is Talking 
NCR Aug. 23: Telephone etiquette for 'the cold-call pope' 
Washington Post yesterday: Liberation theology finds new welcome in Pope Francis’ Vatican 
NCR Sept. 5: Key Vatican bishop signals detente on disputed theology 
St. Louis -- Breakaway Polish parish mulls joining the Episcopalians 
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.