Vandals ransack Missoula church for 3rd time , eighth Missoula-area church break-in in less than a month.
Green Bay, Wis. -- One of Green Bay's homeless shelters could soon be putting itself in trouble with the city.City officials say St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter is allowing too many people to stay at its overnight shelter. 
Malcolm & Melissa #88: Love and Suffering Eugene Kennedy discusses the shootings at Sandy Hook school.  Kennedy also talks about what we should be doing in the wake of losing innocent children and the adults who gave their lives to protect them. (An audio podcast.)
Dublin, Ireland -- Gov't minister expresses 'surprise' at bishops' abortion statement 
Manila -- Philippine President Benigno Aquino defeated the Catholic church and the tobacco lobby by using his popularity to push through twin laws to provide free condoms to the poor and raise taxes on cigarettes and liquor. 
Vatican City -- Pope puts Paul VI on first step to sainthood 
NCR's sister publication, Celebration, posts reflections on each day's Scripture reading. Here's a link: celebrationpublications.org/dailybread . You may want to bookmark it. It's a great way to begin the day.