Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Five Things To Remember On Sept. 10
1. The Administrative Committee of the USCCB issued an urgent call for a political solution to the crisis in Syria. The bishops issued the statement on the first day of their September 10-11 Administrative Committee meeting at the USCCB headquarters in Washington.
"We ask the United States to work with other governments to obtain a ceasefire, initiate serious negotiations, provide impartial humanitarian assistance, and encourage efforts to build an inclusive society in Syria that protects the rights of all its citizens, including Christians and other minorities," the bishops wrote.
2. Catechetical Sunday is Sept. 15 in the U.S. Catholic Church. Some people might wonder what catechesis is, however. It is the act of resounding or bringing the Church's teachings to the world. A catechist is one who teaches in the name of the Church. Learn more at our Catechetical Sunday page.
3. #PrayforPeace was trending on Saturday on Twitter. Retired Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, formerly of the Archdiocese of Washington, just returned from Jordan and has some words of advice on attaining peace.
4. Pope Francis continues to keep peace as a central part of his own tweets, saying, "The only war that we must all fight is the one against evil #prayforpeace"
5. God loves you.