Monday, April 15, 2013

Five Things To Remember On April 15

1. Cardinal Seán O'Malley was appointed by Pope Francis during the weekend to serve on a committee to advise him and to help reform the curia inside the Vatican. During the days following his election, there was a lot of talk about Pope Francis being a reformer. A month into his papacy, reform is already in his plans.

2. Dioceses require intensive background screening as well as psychological testing for those wishing to enter the seminary.  Audit figures for 2012 report out of 6,368 Candidates for Ordination 6,228 have been trained and 6,316 have had a background check. For more information, please see:

3. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of the Archdiocese of Louisville delivered an address for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letters from Birmingham April 14. Dr. King's actions and words still resonate with Archbishop Kurtz, as you can see. You can follow Archbishop Kurtz on Twitter.

4. Speaking of Twitter, Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Raleigh is one of the most active bishops around on social media. He tweets practically daily and today's message is Gospel-centered, saying, "Jesus tells us not to work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life. Where will our energy be spent today?"

5. God loves you. 

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