Advent with NCR: O Compassionate God, O Radiant Dawn -- Daily reflections
Appreciation: Mandela was ever-mindful of church role in South Africans' struggle 
Nelson Mandela in his own words , a selection of some of his most compelling quotes.
You Can Also Blame Newt Gingrich for the Obamacare Website Screwup  -- The insurance exchange's problems began, in a way, in 1995, when "Congress decided to lobotomize itself."
Brighton, Wis. -- Wish to bury brother runs afoul of church rule 
Zimbabwe -- Bishops' letter, Jesuit magazine blasts 'obscenely rich' elite 
Worcester, Mass. -- Citing need for transparency and accountability to donors, bishop announces new financial guidelines for parishes 
NCR's new feature: Francis, the comic strip 
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.