Friday, June 28, 2013

1. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' 110-page ruling on its health care mandate requires time for analysis, said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S.Conference of Catholic Bishops. Cardinal Dolan also expressed gratitude for the five-month extension on implementing the complex proposal.

2. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, commended the U.S. Senate for passage of comprehensive immigration reformlegislation. The U.S. Senate passed S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Competitiveness, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, by a vote of 68-32.

3. Pope Francis tweeted today something that speaks to the heart of many Christians, saying, "Jesus didn’t save us with an idea. He humbled himself and became a man. The Word became Flesh."

4. Around the country this weekend, many dioceses will be participating in the Peter's Pence Collection, which gives people the opportunity to be a pilgrim of charity around the world. Catholics gifts to this annual collection help Pope Francis strengthen dioceses, religious orders, and struggling communities of faith.

5. God loves you.

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