Family synod: Japanese bishops respond to Vatican survey  saying church teachings are not known in their country.
More on the synod: Irish bishops won't publish their results . They say the findings are for the bishops, not the church.
Ukraine: It was the bloodiest day of violence so far in the Kiev standoff between rioters and police . At least 25 people were killed in what the country's prime minister is calling an "attempted coup."
The three amigos: President Barack Obama heads to a meeting with Canada and Mexico , stalling several important issues on the agenda in the U.S.
Daily Bread  is a series of 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.