1. Several U.S. Bishops took part in a Mass in Washington today to bring attention to immigration reform. “The time to act is now,” said Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration. “We intend to convey the moral urgency of this issue to our elected officials. Delaying any longer is unacceptable.”
2. Archbishop Wenski said in his homily that the immigration system is a "stain on the soul of our nation" and that "A nation that honors law breakers like the patriots of the “Boston Tea Party,” a nation that can allow the dignified defiance of Rosa Parks in her act of law breaking to touch its conscience, is a nation that also can make room for modern-day Jean Valjeans. We can be a nation of laws, without becoming a nation of Javerts. As Jesus reminded the embittered zealots of his day, laws are designed for the benefit – not the harm – of humankind."
3. Did you know that there are more than 15,000 active permanent deacons in the U.S.? Find out more about the deacons with these facts and figures.
4. Cardinal Donald Wuerl discusses Pentecost and the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
5. God loves you.