Republicans shoot themselves in the foot by Robert Bennett
Commentary -- Budget battles crush the poor  by Tony Magliano
Major Earthquake Strikes Central Philippines,  killing at least 32 people, injuring hundreds and smashing one of the country's oldest churches
Philippines -- Thousands join church-led anti-pork rally in Bacolod 
New Zealand -- Women and girls serving at the altar is becoming an issue in some parishes  that have high numbers of migrants attending Mass.
Florida -- Catholic-based scouting group forms local troop in Marion County 
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.