Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Five Things To Remember On April 21

1. Pope Francis said in his homily that the Church today is a Church of martyrs.

2. Cardinal Seán O'Malley spoke out yesterday against abortion activists stalling a bill aimed to assist victims of human trafficking.

3. April is a time to promote awareness of child abuse prevention and to learn how the Catholic Church is working to protect children and young people.

4. Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul S. Coakley says Oklahoma City "spirit of caring and kindness" have emerged in the 20 years since a bombing killed 168 people.

5. God loves you.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Five Things To Remember On April 20



1. Cardinal Francis George, of Chicago, died Friday, eliciting reactions from around the world, including Pope Francis. Cardinal George's brother bishops released a series of statements and tweets, remembering their friend.

2. The schedule for his Funeral Mass and viewing services are available.

3.We are giving away copies of our two new children's books, Green Street Park and Drop by Drop, starting today. Share with your followers.

4. Learn more about how the books can help with teaching children about enacting Catholic social justice with two feet of love.

5. God loves you.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Five Things To Remember On April 17

1. Pope Francis said Christian humility is love, not masochism, today in his homily.

2. Coming up on April 25-26 in your parish, the Catholic Home Mission Appeal is an opportunity to strengthen the Church At Home.

3. See how one woman who is enduring a cancer struggle is speaking against assisted suicide.

4. On Monday, the USCCB will be starting a social media giveaway. Commenters will have the chance to receive two new children's books by the conference about taking care of creation and each other. Find out more.

5. God loves you.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Five Things To Remember On April 16

1. Pope Francis said today being open to dialogue helps you obey God.

2. Today is Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's 88th birthday. Learn more about his life and time as pope.

3. If you've been away from the practice of the Catholic faith for a while, we have some ideas to help you come back.

4. Masters champion Jordan Spieth is a product of Jesuit schools. Learn more about who he was before the world knew him.

5. God loves you.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Five Things To Remember On April 15

1. Two pieces of legislation amount to a step in the right direction toward meaningful criminal justice reform, said the bishop who chairs the Domestic Justice and Human Development Committee of the U.S. bishops and the president-elect of Catholic Charities USA in two letters to the leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee, April 14.

2. Violent conflicts in Syria, Iraq, the Holy Land, Libya, Nigeria and Kenya exemplify why Congress should support a bill that would advance international religious freedom, said the bishop who chairs the International Justice and Peace Committee of the U.S. Bishops.

3. Pope Francis said today there is still much to be done in order to give due recognition to women, both in society and in the Church.

4. April 22 is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a day set aside for action and reflection on stewardship of our planet. Learn what the Church teaches about care for creation.

5. God loves you.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Five Things To Remember On April 14

1. Catholic News Service reports on Pope Francis' message for the World Day of Prayer for Vocations and how exodus is at the heart of it.

2. Bishop Jaime Soto shared his excitement for two children's books which are the collaboration of the USCCB and Loyola Press.


Bishop Jaime Soto of the Diocese of Sacramento shares his excitement for the new children's books from the USCCB and Loyola Press. Learn more about the books, #GreenStreetPark and #DropbyDrop: http://ow.ly/LxJSw
Posted by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Monday, April 13, 2015


3. Without Congressional action, RHNDA will take effect after the 30-legislative-day congressional review period expires. Learn more about RHNDA and follow social media conversation of #FreeSince1791 on a tagboard. Help others take action today.

4. In case you missed it, Bishop Cantú backed the Iran framework in letters to Secretary of State Kerry and Congress.

5. God loves you.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Five Things To Remember On April 13

1. The adoption of a framework for Iran’s nuclear program is a step “important in advancing a peaceful resolution of the serious questions that have been raised regarding Iran’s nuclear program,” said the bishop who chairs the Committee on International Justice and Peace Committee of the U.S. bishops in letters to Secretary of State John Kerry, April 8, and Congress, April 13.

2. Two new illustrated storybooks offer elementary school-aged children, their parents and teachers examples of how to put their faith in action and participate in solutions to important problems related to the life and dignity of others. The books, "Green Street Park" and "Drop by Drop," provide much-needed resources in Catholic social teaching for this age group and are accompanied by age-appropriate learning resources.

3. On Saturday, Pope Francis presented the Bull of Indiction for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Learn more about the Jubilee Year, which begins Dec. 8 of this year.

4. The month of April is a time to promote awareness of child abuse prevention and to learn how the Catholic Church is working to protect children and young people.

5. God loves you.