Friday, April 26, 2013

Five Things To Remember On April 26

1. Vatican Radio has an audio interview with Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City on immigration reform. Bishop Wester, who chairs the USCCB Communications Committee, says, "“We’re hoping that the focus can always be on the family, on the sanctity of human life, on the dignity of the immigrant and treating people with respect.”

2. The St. Vince de Paul Society of Austin, TX is looking for case worker volunteers to assist the people impacted by the plant explosion in West, TX last week. St. Vincent de Paul and Catholic Charities of Central Texas have united to help in the tragedy down there.

3. This weekend Catholics are being encouraged to show their solidarity in the  the annual Catholic Home Missions Appeal collection. Grants keep mission parishes open and give isolated communities a Catholic presence.

4. World Youth Day is in Rio this July and will be the only international travel for Pope Francis this year. He used his Twitter account to address young people Friday, saying, "Dear young people, do not bury your talents, the gifts that God has given you! Do not be afraid to dream of great things!"

5. God loves you.

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