Ireland -- Successor namde for Catholic primate Cardinal Sean Brady  Monsignor Eamon Martin, administrator of Derry diocese, has been appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh
Milwaukee, Wis. -- Bankruptcy judge says cemeetry trust fund is part of archdiocese's bankruptcy estate -- the pool of money used to fund settlements and the church's reorganization.  Archdiocese had moved $55 million into into a newly created cemetery trust in 2008. Read a little more. 
Manila, Philippines -- Church won’t stop opposing reproductive health law, 
Berlin, Germany -- Church shuts hotline for victims of sexual abuse by priests . Director says use of the service has dwindled.
Australian folk hero Ned Kelly receives Catholic funeral and is laid to rest , 132 years after his hanging.
Cologne, Germany -- Two Catholic hospitals reportedly refuse exam of rape victim . Archdiocese says, report is wrong; Catholic hospitals do treat vicims fo sexual assualt.
Armidale, Australia -- A Catholic Church inquiry has cleared three senior clergy of a sex abuse cover-up, laying much of the blame at the feet of a deceased bishop. 
Aspen, Colo. -- Homeless shelter filling up as winter temperatures plunge 
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.