Before state legislature, Rhode Island Catholic Conference says same-sex marriage bill: "undermines the common good of our state and strikes against the very foundation of our culture." 
Gainesville, Fla. -- Catholic Charities pulls support from women's shelter 
LA documents update: Prosecutors in California say they are reviewing newly-released personnel files that document efforts by the Los Angeles Archdiocese to cover up clergy sexual abuse. 
Germany -- Rape victims are being turned away, and divorced employees are losing their jobs. Catholic hospitals, kindergartens and nursing homes -- which are primarily tax-funded -- are causing problems for Germany's social welfare state. But some politicians are fighting back. 
Youngstown, Ohio -- After law suit settlement goes publice, bishop promises for third time in three years transparency about sexual abuse allegations 
University of Notre Dame's lawsuit challenging the federal contraceptive coverage rule, raises many questions: Who is Notre Dame?  op-ed from South Bend Tribune.
Vatican Radio: Dialogue with Oriental Orthodox Churches 
Monroe, Mich. -- La-Z-Boy Inc. is buying 120 acres of land from the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to build a new $50 million headquarters in Monroe. 
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.