Advent with NCR: O Dawning Light, O Sacred Presence -- Daily reflections
Analysis: New Catholic sex abuse commission to contend with 'medieval organization'  by Jason Berry
Australia's Royal Commission on child abuse: Archbishop to abuse commission: 'We have reaped the harvest of horror' 
Australia's Royal Commission on child abuse: Priest referred to Vatican with 'no expectation' of when church might hear back 
Synod on the family: Studies of US Catholics provide insight on synod questions 
Church suspends five priests, accuses one of sexual abuse . The other four suspended priests were determined to have violated standards of behavior and boundaries. Two others were cleared to return to duties.
Catholic priest to sue church for unfair dismissal  -- Historic case that could give priests employment rights
Springfield, Ill. -- Local Catholics Overjoyed Pope is Time Magazine's Person of the Year  (Video)
St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese: Nienstedt apologizes, says he 'overlooked' clergy abuse . Tells parishioners, 'You deserve better' (Video)
LGBT Catholics in Westminster have written to Bishops in England and Wales, urging them to consider a wider program of pastoral support. 
Aliquippa, Pa. -- Teenager in jail after raping and breaking the jaw of an 85-year-old nun 
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.