Thursday, April 11, 2013
Five Things To Remember On April 11
1. Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., president of Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts, has been named the next chair of the National Review Board (NRB) by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the USCCB. He succeeds Al Notzon III, who concludes his term as chair after the June 2013 meeting of the USCCB.
The NRB advises the bishops' Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection and was established by the Charter for Protection of Children and Young People, which the bishops adopted in 2002. For more information, visit: http://www.usccb.org/news/2013/13-065.cfm
2. President Obama awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor to Father Emil Kaupan today, nearly 62 years after his death in a prison camp during the Korean War. Catholic News Service offered a fascinating look back at the 1951 dispatch about the priest.
3. As the country's leaders continue to debate the future of gun regulation, the USCCB's leadership continues to call for leglislation that builds up a culture of life.
4. A week ago, Sister Mary Ann Walsh blogged about how the Catholic Church is a place for everyone. Even punk rocker Patti Smith found that as she met Pope Francis Wednesday, as you can see in this photo.
5. God loves you.