A leading Italian newspaper is reporting that Phoenix Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted will become secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life . The secretary position is second in command of the office.
South Africa minister visits Mandela in hospital . Mandela, 94, is said to be doing "very, very well" following unspecified tests
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.
Philippines -- Catholic bishops to monitor voting on reproductive health bill 
St. Louis, Mo. -- Independent Catholics Relocated to Historic Danforth Chapel