Thursday, August 27, 2015

Five Things To Remember On Aug. 27

1. Indianapolis' Criterion speaks with Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Irbil, Iraq, who offers vivid insight into Christian persecution by the Islamic State.

2. During the Washington leg of his trip, Pope Francis will canonize Junipero Serra as a saint. Learn about Serra's life.

3. Get Catechetical Resources for Pope Francis' 2015 Apostolic Journey to the U.S.

4. Catholic News Service looks at the life of new American seminarians living in Rome.

5. God loves you.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Five Things To Remember On Aug. 26

1. There are 27 days until Pope Francis arrives in the United States. Be sure to get official news on the pope's visit at

2. Read Bishop Oscar Cantú's letter to Secretary of State Kerry protesting the confiscation of land in the Cremisan Valley. Earlier this year, we blogged about reasons for optimism in the region and Bishop Cantú's continued opposition to construction.

3. Today is the 37th anniversary of the election of John Paul I, the smiling “September pope” whose brief pontificate lasted 34 days.

4. Pope Francis said if people love God, they need to make time to pray to him.

5. God loves you.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Five Things To Remember On Aug. 24

1. Creating sufficient, decent work that honors the dignity of families is a necessary component of the challenge facing all Catholics, and it is the Catholic way, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development. Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami cited the importance of work in supporting families in the 2015 Labor Day statement, which drew on Pope Francis’ June encyclical on ecology, Laudato Si’.

2. View Catholic labor and employment resources at

3. In less than a month, Pope Francis will visit the United States. See his official itinerary and see all the resources available for the media.

4. When he's in Washington, the pope will visit with homeless people being served at a Catholic Charities outreach.

5. God loves you.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Five Things To Remember On Aug. 11

1. Pope Francis' message for the World Peace Day aims to overcome indifference.

2. The pope will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra during the D.C. portion of his visit to the U.S. Learn more about the life of this soon-to-be saint.

3. Did you know that audio versions of the daily Bible readings are available on

4. Philadelphia residents are doing their part to welcome World Meeting of Families by opening homes to visitors during the international summit.

5. God loves you.

Friday, August 7, 2015