Advent with NCR: O Compassionate God, O Radiant Dawn -- Daily reflections
South Africa -- World leaders join singing crowds for Mandela memorial 
Providence, R.I. -- Bishop Tobin: Mandela's support for abortion 'shameful' 
Australia -- Royal Commission on child sex abuse: 'No justice' in Towards Healing, the Catholic church's institutional response to abuse 
Collegeville, Minn. -- St. John's Abbey releases list of likely 18 sexual abusers  -- Nine are monks living at Saint John's Abbey under supervised safety plans, seven monks are deceased and two men no longer are connected to the abbey.
Kansas City, Mo. -- Former altar boy, clergy sex abuse survivor sues Catholic League for religious and civil rights, alleges defamation 
Louisville, Ky. -- Catholic women ordained priest and deacons 
The ACLU is suing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Debate Over Catholic Directives That Affect 13 Percent of US Hospitals 
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.