1. Around the country, the Catholic Church is celebrating Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27-Feb. 2. During the week, the USCCB blog will feature entries from people who reflect on how their lives were, and continue to be, impacted by Catholic education. Today, Fran and Betty Contino share why they invest in Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore, Maryland.
2. Some media outlets have estimated that more than 500,000 people participated in the annual March for Life in Washington Jan. 25. It was, once again, a reflection of a passion for life among young people, despite snow and freezing temperatures. The increasing power of social media was on display again as #marchforlife was trending on Twitter and photos filled social network feeds throughout the weekend.
3. Speaking of technology: Have you downloaded The Pope App? The brand new app has photos, videos, events and even webcams. Download it on your iPhone and iPad today.
4. This week brings the conclusion of Poverty Awareness Month. Today, the USCCB is encouraging people to pray for an issue they are concerned about. People can use the prayers from the U.S. bishops on topics like work, peace, immigration, and care for creation.
5. God loves you.