1. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will elect the next president and vice president of USCCB during the bishops’ annual fall General Assembly, November 11-14. The president and vice president are elected from a slate of 10 candidates nominated by the bishops, which you can see at USCCB.org.
2. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Learn about the Church's response to this hidden scourge on our families and communities.
3. Want some inspiration for the day. Watch this Catholic News Service video about a 22-year-old cancer survivor who is giving religious life a try and has found a home with cloistered nuns.
4. Greed is definitely not good, Pope Francis said today. "This is a day-to-day problem. How many families have we seen destroyed by the problem of money? Brother against brother, father against son. This is the first result that this attitude of being attached to money does: it destroys! When a person is attached to money, he destroys himself, he destroys the family. Money destroys! It does, doesn’t it? It binds you. Money serves to bring about many good things, so many works for human development, but when your heart is attached in this way, it destroys you."
5. God loves you.