Lampedusa -- Pope Francis visits Italy's migrant island of Lampedusa.  He threw a wreath of flowers into the sea in a sign of mourning (video)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -- The hunt is on for Polish priest in pedophilia scandal 
Commentary: The Church’s Errant Shepherds  by Frank Bruni
Vatican City -- Pope Francis said Saturday it pained him to see priests driving flashy cars  and told them to pick something more "humble."
Kansas City, Mo. -- Lawsuit set to begin alleging abuse by KC priest drove boy to suicide 
Commentary: Rush to elevate John Paul ignores victims,  by Kevin Culle
Embryo Screening IVF Breakthrough Produces Baby Connor  -- New way of screening embryos promises to increase the success rate
Is the Hulk Catholic? Vatican newspaper devotes page to the possible religious views of comic book heroes 
Editorial: Catholic bishops cry wolf. Neither progress toward same-sex marriage nor a contraceptive mandate threatens the broad protections of religious liberty for which this country is renowned.
Dublin -- Thousands rally against abortion law in Ireland 
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.