Today is Ash Wednesday. Read the Scriptures before the news. Joel 2:12-18; 2 Cor 5:20–6:2; Matt 6:1-6, 16-18 
Stanislaw Cardinal Dziwisz of Cracow, Poland, has ‘Cross’ words for Pope Benedict 
Commentary -- +Cupich on HHS Mandate  by Michael Sean Winters
Los Angeles Archdiocese -- Mahony voting for a new pope rankles some Catholics 
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.