The resignation of Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, Scottland The resignation of Britain's most senior Catholic cleric is the biggest crisis for the church in the country for around 450 years, a leading historian has said.
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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.