Thursday, October 30, 2014

Five Things To Remember On Oct. 30

1. The United States should pursue non-proliferation and diplomacy to promote U.S. and global security, not allocate funds to modernize its nuclear forces, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace in an October 30 letter to Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. In the letter, Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, noted that the Congressional Budget Office estimates $355 billion in spending on nuclear forces over the next decade, much of that toward modernizing those forces.

2. See social media talk about Bishop Pates' talk on weapon with the hashtag: #IranDialog

3. Pope Francis said people shouldn't be lulled into thinking the devil isn't real.

4. The lighting of the Sistine Chapel has people talking.

5. God loves you.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Five Things To Remember On Oct. 29

1. Pope Francis is encouraging action and prayer toward stopping Ebola.

2. With elections less than a week away, learn about Catholic teachings on civic participation.

3. As people discuss end of life issues, Archbishop Alexander K. Sample, of Portland, is encouraging one woman to not give up hope.

4. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the USCCB, had a brother with Down Syndrome. Today, he reflected on families that have a member with special needs and the extraordinary gifts they bring to the Catholic Church.

5. God loves you.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Five Things To Remember On Oct. 28

1. Pope Francis said in his homily today that people need to experience the faith inside the church's walls.

2. He also spoke today on economic and environmental justice issues throughout the world and urged people to speak out.

3. The USCCB's Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development's newsletter, Notes for Neighbors, is out today and highlights the work being done by the Church for the poor and the environment.

4. Sunday is the start of National Vocation Awareness Week. Bishop Michael Burbidge says it's an opportunity to share the joy of the religious life.

5. God loves you.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Five Things To Remember On Oct. 27

1. Pope Francis said the family is being attacked by a throwaway culture.

2. Catholics have a moral obligation to participate in civic life. They are reminded to get out and vote Nov. 4.

3. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development national collection date is the Sunday before Thanksgiving. You can find collection resources here.

4. Bishop Jaime Soto, Chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, talks about the work of CCHD and the collection.

5. God loves you.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Five Things To Remember On Oct. 24

1. Pope Francis said today that it's the responsibility of every Christian to work toward unity for the Church.

2. Cardinal Donald Wuerl talks about the recently-concluded Synod and looks forward to next year.

3. There is a week left in Respect Life Month and there are many resources about Catholic stances on life issues avaialable.

4. Bishop Daniel Thomas, who was installed at the Bishop of Toledo Wednesday, is now on Facebook.

5. God loves you.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Five Things To Remember On Oct. 23

1. Pope Francis on Thursday called on all men and women of good will to fight for the abolishment of the death penalty in “all of its forms” and for the improvement of prison conditions.

2. The bishops of South Sudan appreciate the support of the international community and call for greater emergency assistance as well as pressure for dialogue to keep their country from descending into increased poverty and conflict, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace in an October 22 letter to Ambassador Donald Booth, special envoy to Sudan and South Sudan.

3. Here are photos from yesterday's Mass celebrating the Feast Day of St. John Paul II at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington.

4. The Catholic Bishops of the United States affirmed their stance against domestic violence, and their support for victims of domestic violence, in their 2002 statement, When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women, an updated version of their 1992 statement.

5. God loves you.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Five Things To Remember On Oct. 22

1. All wars begin in a jealous heart, Pope Francis said today, and people need to let go of pride and envy.

2. Today is the Feast Day of St. John Paul II, patron saint of World Youth Day. Check out for the latest information on the next World Youth Day in Poland.

3. National Migration Week starts in the first week of January. Learn more in this video:

4. People of Life has been sharing daily resources on Facebook during Respect Life Month. Head to their Facebook to like them today.

5. God loves you.