Vatican City -- Holy Father rallies support for the typhoon-torn Philippines  -- Catholic aid agencies rush to aid victims after more than 10,000 people are killed in disaster
Wheeling, W.Va. -- W.Va. bishop appeals for aid to the Philippines 
Catholic Relief Services: Help The Philippines Survive and Recover 
USCCB meets in Baltimore -- Bishops, at annual meeting, invited to Catholic Worker dinner for peace 
USCCB meets in Baltimore -- With vote, bishops may set new tone or 'hunker down' 
USCCB meets in Baltimore -- Evaluating Cardinal Dolan’s Tenure  -- The outgoing USCCB president led the U.S. bishops during a tumultuous time.
St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Some rich Minnesota donors turn from Archbishop Nienstedt 
Amy Sullivan of the National Journal invites: Meet the Pope's New BFF  -- The bishop of Rome adores an American cardinal in a simple brown cassock and a Santa beard.
Australian priest who kept a marriage secret for over a year and blew the whistle on child sexual abuse in the Catholic church is among the thousands killed by Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines. 
"Can anything good come from a synod?" asks NCR commentator Ken Briggs. "As agencies of change, all of them have been colossal failures,"  he writes
Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Bishop to decide fate of Mon City churches in early 2014 
The latest on Greg Reynolds, the Australian priest ex-communicated this summer: The outsider 
Rockford, Ill. -- Bishop Malloy Issues Letter on Marriage to be Read at All Masses  -- "Astonishingly, some of those who voted for this human redefinition did so by invoking Pope Francis or their Catholic faith. We must not allow ourselves to be deceived."
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.