Friday, June 14, 2013
Five Things To Remember On June 14
1. The Communications Department of the USCCB and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America have launched www.faithandsafety.org, a resource for adults to help childrensafely navigate online. The website and complementary social media channels (http://twitter.com/faithandsafety and http://facebook.com/faithandsafety) address safe use of the Internet, mobile devices and other technology, emphasizing the positive use of technology to support children's faith. June is Internet Safety Month. You can read Bishop John C. Wester's blog post welcoming people to the site.
The initiative was funded by the Catholic Communication Campaign, which receives donations from U.S. Catholics.
2. Have you seen our Father's Day blogs this week? Robert Sargent Shriver is remembered by his son, Mark K. Shriver. The USCCB's Sheila Garcia, Associate Director for the USCCB's Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, pays tribute to her own father, who loved unconditionally. Matt Palmer, our social media strategist, blogs about the lessons he's learned from his seven-month-old daughter.
3. The National Catholic Register recently wrote about the Fortnight for Freedom, which starts June 21. The article highlights how dioceses are working on a local level to promote freedom concerns amongst Catholics.
4. Our YouTube channel is posting daily reflections on the daily readings. People are getting great insights from clergy, religious and USCCB staffers.
5. God loves you.