Thursday, April 18, 2013

Five Things To Remember On April 18

1. Today's ecumenical prayer service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston was an emotional one and Cardinal Sean O'Malley told those in attendance that the beatitudes set a way for living. He went on to say that God has entrusted us with repairing a broken world. Follow Cardinal O'Malley on twitter @CardinalSean.

2. Earlier today Pope Francis announced the appointment of Father David J. Walkowiak as Bishop-designate of Grand Rapids, replacing the retiring Bishop Walter A. Hurley, who is 75. Bishop-designate Walkowiak is a pastor in the Diocese of Cleveland.

3. The horrific explosion in West, Texas has many people wondering how they can assist. Catholic Charities of Central Texas has a disaster relief site set up to help and so does the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

4. The USCCB's migration chair, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, said he welcomed immigration reform proposals this week and pledged to assist so that it respects human rights and dignity of migrants.

5. God loves you.

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