The first Friday in Lent. Don't forget your morning scripture: This, rather, is the fasting that I wish. 
The news: Illinois Senate approves gay marriage 
The analysis -- Illinois Catholics Stand Up to Bishops As Marriage Equality Progresses 
It is not just Rome that is in transition: Selections in Irish leadership refashion country's church 
LCWR president: New pope should work with sisters 
Filipino pope? 
Jakarta, Indonesia -- Islamic Religious Groups Demonstrate Against Catholic Church 
São Paulo, Brazil -- A Laboratory for Revitalizing Catholicism 
Where the rubber hits the road: Religion, like politics, is local: Peters Township, Pa. -- St. Benedict [parish] allowed to display fish fry signs 
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.