Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on.
The Catholic Church confirms Pope Benedict XVI will visit Cuba in the spring. http://cvote.to/9g
The mitts come off: Romney slams Gingrich for attacking Paul Ryan’s Medicare reforms. http://cvote.to/9h
Mitt Romney now says he wouldn’t recommend other states adopt Romneycare. That’s a shift from what he said in 2008. (Go figure, he changed his position.) http://cvote.to/9i
Nancy Pelosi refers to our Catholic bishops as ‘lobbyists.’ http://cvote.to/9j
Catholic universities see the value of single-sex housing. http://cvote.to/9k
As Congress debates extending unemployment benefits, they should make those who receive benefits also do volunteer work in the community, says commentator Nolan Finley. http://cvote.to/9l
Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Patroness of the United States! Today is a holy day of obligation, but don’t simply go because you must. Go willingly and with great joy! And ask Holy Mary to bless “the land of our birth.”