Editor's Notebook: Afternoon edition — Ukraine, the Oscars, New Jersey backlash, and some happy news. Happy feast of St. Katharine Drexel

As the situation in Ukraine continues to escalate, Church officials express concern for the country and Pope Francis calls for prayers. 

From the Associated Press: Youths forego Boy Scouts for Trail Life

After a gay group was admitted to the St. Patrick's Day Parade, a Catholic school in Boston decided not to participate.

The retirement home of Archbishop Myers in New Jersey is causing major backlash.

Deacon Greg Kandra reflects on "Ashes to Go" -- and isn't really buying it

review of Son of God, which premiered this past weekend, and Tony Rossi reflects on last night's Academy Awards

And, for those of us who feel like we are stuck in a perpetual winter, here's some happy news of spring.

Finally, Ash Wednesday is TWO DAYS away. Are you ready? Our Sunday Visitor has an abundance of tools to help you get started.