Why We Wait for a Non-European Pope  By Tiffany Stanley, managing editor of Religion & Politics.
Pope Benedict's Support for Catholic Schools Will Be Lasting Legacy  by Fr. Ronald J. Nuzzi, senior director of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program in the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education.
Cardinals converge on Vatican  As Benedict prepares for his final day as pope
Op-Ed Contributor -- A Vatican Spring?  by Hans Kung
For NCR's full coverage of the pope's resignaton and Benedict's legacy see the web page: Benedict Resigns 
All of NCR's coverage of the lead up to the conclave can be found here: Conclave 2013 
Portland, Oregon -- Catholic University Students Challenge President on Gay Rights 
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.