Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Five Things To Remember On May 28

1. The 2014 USCCB Spring General Assembly will be broadcast via satellite from New Orleans, June 11-12, to Catholic television outlets and all broadcasters wishing to air it. The satellite feed will run June 11-12. The proceedings will also be live streamed at . For those wishing to follow the proceedings on social media, updates from the meeting will be live tweeted at with the hashtag #USCCB14. Updates will also appear at

2. A convert to Catholicism dedicated to “serving the immigrant and the stranger” is the recipient of the 2014 Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award. Bethany Welch, Ph.D., is being recognized for her commitment and work to empower immigrants and the poor as founding director of the Aquinas Center, a center of community development created in partnership with the South Philadelphia parish community of St. Thomas Aquinas.

3. myUSCCB, an innovative resource that will give Church leaders, including clergy, parish and diocesan staff, and educators, access to resources from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will be offered free of charge until July.

4. Catholic News Service reports, "Pope Francis called on the world's Christians to pray with him for peace in the Middle East, help convince governments to come to the aid of refugees and pray for Christian unity."

5. God loves you.

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