Newark Archdiocese hires renowned defense lawyer amid Fr. Fugee investigation . Cardinal Dolan said to be watching the case closely. What's that about?
Immigration reform divides Republicans  The party is having an unusually emotional debate on the immigration reform bill, in the Senate and beyond.
Commentary: To Understand the Catholic Hierarchy's Troubles, Look to Newark's Scandal  by Michael D'Antonio
Australia -- Parliamentary inquiry into sexual abuse: Diocesan official alerts pastors and parishes that "bitter truths are coming." 
Australia -- Parliamentary inquiry into sexual abuse: Australia's most senior Catholic, Cardinal George Pell, will appear before a Victorian child abuse inquiry. 
Australia -- Parliamentary inquiry into sexual abuse: Police inspector worked with TV reporter a Greens MP as part of a campaign to force a royal commission. 
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.