Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Five Things To Remember On June 4

1. Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the USCCB, joined the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of the Group of 8 nations (G8) to urge national leaders to protect the poor and assist developing countries at the upcoming G8 Summit in the United Kingdom.

2. This past weekend, Catholics marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Blessed Pope John XXIII, who started the Second Vatican Council. In this Catholic News Service video, "Swiss Cardinal Georges Cottier remembers the election of Blessed John XXIII and discusses how the late pope is similar to Pope Francis."

3. Pope Francis is urging the continued fight against child abuse. Meeting with Prof. Hans Zollner, the German Jesuit who heads the Gregorian University Centre for Child Protection, the Pope said three times today, “This is important work, keep it up!”

4. Catholics in the United States have the opportunity to support Pope Francis in his charitable works throughout the world by contributing to the Peter’s Pence Collection. Most dioceses will hold the Peter’s Pence Collection the weekend of June 29-30.

5. God loves you.

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