1. The bishops will take up a special collection in parishes across the U.S for typhoon victims. Proceeds from the collection will go to both immediate humanitarian needs and the cost of long-term reconstruction. In addition, watch this video on the USCCB's and Catholic Relief Services efforts to support assistance to the victims of typhoon.
2. In case you missed it, the USCCB issued a "special message" Wednesday on the HHS Mandate. "It is our hope that our ministries and lay faithful will be able to continue providing insurance in a manner consistent with the faith of our Church. We will continue our efforts in Congress and especially with the promising initiatives in the courts to protect the religious freedom that ensures our ability to fulfill the Gospel by serving the common good."
3. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, responded Wednesday to the bill passed by the Hawaii legislature and signed by the governor to redefine marriage.
4. Pope Francis tweeted a message encouraging stewardship today, saying, "Take care of God’s creation. But above all, take care of people in need."
5. God loves you.