Scotland -- An independent review into the Catholic church's safeguarding and handling of abuse is to speak to victims in an attempt to create a policy of "no abuse and no cover-up." 
Scotland -- Sex abuse inquiry panel has on it a friend of disgraced Cardinal O’Brien  -- Bishop Robson was a friend of Cardinal O’Brien’s for 40 years and consecrated by him as auxiliary bishop of Edinburgh in May 2012.
St. Paul-Minneapolis -- Archdiocese must yield info on 'credibly accused' priests 
San Francisco -- Women complete all-city Catholic church pilgrimage 
Irish bishops reverse course and speak out: Vatican synod questionnaire reveals challenges families face 
Behind the numbers: Religious 'nones' may not be who you think they are 
Argentina -- Politicians Latch On To Homegrown Pope 
India -- Candidates make a beeline for religious, social leaders  -- Christian bishops, especially Catholics, are a much-sought-after lot.
Philippines -- Bishops 'to blame' for Filipino teen pregnancy boom 
Pencil Preaching  is a blog in which Celebration editor Pat Marrin combines Scripture and sketching to reflect on the Word.
Daily Bread  is a series of 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.