Washington -- Republicans to tackle cuts in food stamp program 
Raleigh, N.C. -- N.C. House approves abortion legislation 
Dublin, Ireland -- Ireland approves 'life-saving' abortions for first time 
Commentray: Ireland and abortion: this inadequate, fraudulent bill reflects the decline of Catholic political influence by Tim Stanley
Commentray: The Catholic Health Association v. the bishops v. Obama  by Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Catholic Charities of Syracuse wins $600,000 federal grant to help homeless vets 
Warsaw, Poland -- Tennis star Agnieszka Radwanska has been dropped as an ambassador of a Polish Catholic group after posing nude for a US sport and health magazine. 
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.