Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Five Things To Remember On Oct. 29

1. Pope Francis appointed a second U.S. archbishop today. The pope accepted the resignation of Archbishop Henry Mansell, 76, of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Connecticut, and named Bishop Leonard Blair, 64, of the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, to succeed him. Learn more about both men.

2. Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh has been named the new episcopal liaison to Catholic Charities USA. He succeeds Bishop Michael Driscoll of Boise, Idaho, who has held the post since 2002. The appointment was made by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the USCCB.

3. Pope Francis has appointed Father Kurt Burnette as bishop of the Byzantine Eparchy of Passaic, which covers much of the East Coast.

4. The church’s collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is slated for November 23-24, the weekend before Thanksgiving. The collection is taken up in parishes and dioceses nationwide. The theme of this year's collection is: "Defend Human Dignity. Take Poverty Off the Map."

5. God loves you.

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