Thursday, June 19, 2014

Five Things To Remember On June 19

1. The current conflict in Iraq demands humanitarian assistance from the United States in addition to diplomatic measures, said the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on International Justice and Peace in a June 19 letter to Ambassador Susan E. Rice, National Security Advisor. The letter was delivered just before President Obama held a press conference on Iraq.

2. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the national anti-poverty program of the USCCB, has approved grants totaling over $14 million to empower poor and low-income communities to overcome poverty and injustice. The bishops of the CCHD subcommittee approved the grants during their meeting in New Orleans on June 10.

3. Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Mitchell Rozanski of Baltimore, 55, as bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts and accepted the resignation of Bishop Timothy McDonnell from pastoral governance of the diocese.

4. USCCB President Archbishop Joseph Kurtz delivered the keynote address at the Catholic Media Convention 2014 Wednesday and spoke on the call of the Catholic media to evangelize the digital frontier, moving it from 'diatribe to dialogue.'

5. God loves you.

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