1. Did you know that more than a third of U.S. parishes are multicultural?
2. Sister Mary Ann Walsh blogs on the government shutdown, saying it's time to listen to the U.S. Bishops. "As the government shutdown continues, it may be time to listen to another body – the U.S. bishops. Recent statements from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops offer significant points worth considering. They are neither Democratic nor Republican positions. They are simply principled."
3. In this Catholic News Service video, you can see how "immigration reform advocates, politicians and citizens made their voices heard in Washington to keep the issue from being eclipsed by the political stalemate."
4. The theme of Respect Life Month is "Open Your Hearts to Life" and you can see the many resources the USCCB has made available for this month and throughout the year.
5. God loves you.