Monday, June 17, 2013

Five Things To Remember On June 17

1. The Fortnight for Freedom begins this Friday and there are big events happening across the country. The two-week event hopes to address many current challenges to religious liberty, including the August 1, 2013 deadline for religious organizations to comply with the HHS mandate, Supreme Court rulings that could attempt to redefine marriage in June, and religious liberty concerns in areas such as immigration and humanitarian services. #Fortnight4Freedom is being used on Facebook and Twitter

2. If you haven't yet, check out Faith and Safety, a partnership of the USCCB and the Orthodox Churches. It's a website designed to help parents keep their children safe while online.

3. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the domestic anti-poverty program of the USCCB, has approved grants totaling over $9 million to empower poor and low-income persons to overcome poverty and injustice. The bishops of CCHD subcommittee approved the grants during their meeting in San Diego on June 9.

4. Over the weekend, Pope Francis said: "Whenever we want to assert ourselves, when we become wrapped up in our own selfishness and put ourselves in the place of God, we end up spawning death."

5. God loves you.

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