COMMENTARY -- The Second Vatican Council has already made us free  by Robert Blair Kaiser
Maryland -- Catholic Supporters of Same-Sex Marriage Speak Out 
Nuns' supporters gather as leadership conference mulls response to Vatican crackdown  See also the NCR blog Sisters Under Scrutiny 
Fargo, N.D. -- Peace Pole rededicated in memory of Hiroshima The handcrafted Peace Pole located outside Nativity Catholic Church here has a message in four different languages engraved on its sides, each carrying the same translation: “May Peace Prevail on Earth.”
New claims of sexual abuse at the hands of Roman Catholic clergy are coming from the Blackfeet Indian reservation, bringing to at least 280 the total number of plaintiffs in two lawsuits seeking damages from the diocese that oversees western Montana.
NCR's sister publication, Celebration, posts reflections on each day's Scripture reading. Here's a link: celebrationpublications.org/dailybread. You may want to bookmark it. It's a great way to begin the day.