Rome -- Vatican denies rift over handling of US sisters 
Commentary: Sisters grasp the extended hand  by Thomas C. Fox
Illinois GOP chairman resigns amid gay marriage controversy . He supports it despite party platform plank opposing it.
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.