Friday, May 31, 2013

Five Things To Remember On May 31

1. "Why the long face?" Today in his homily, Pope Francis encouraged people to be more joyful about the Catholic Mass and to praise God, not just put in time.

2. We are just 21 days from the start of the Fortnight for Freedom. People will be using the hashtag #Fortnight4Freedom as they take to social media. You can also follow along on the USCCB's Facebook Fortnight event page.

3. Pope Francis speaks of joy in the presence of Jesus. Today celebrates the Feast of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, when she traveled to see her cousin Elizabeth. Elizabeth, who was older, was also pregnant when Mary arrived and the infant, later known as John the Baptist, leaped for joy inside of her upon hearing Mary's voice.

4. Catholic Relief Services is celebrating their 70th anniversary of service. Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Arizona, the chair of CRS, talked about the past, present and future of the agency with Vatican Radio.

5. God loves you.

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