Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Five Things To Remember On Aug. 20

1. The Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the USCCB reasserted their commitment to dialogue with other religions and Muslims in particular in a statement developed between October 2013 and its release August 19. The committee, which is chaired by Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden of Baltimore, listed tensions between Christians in Muslims in different parts of the world as a primary reason for reaffirming the need for dialogue.

2. James Foley, the journalist killed yesterday in Iraq, was a Marquette University graduate. He wrote this reflection about being in captivity. It's a remarkable story of his faith. 3.

3. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the USCCB, has asked for a special collection to be held for Iraqi outreach and recovery.

4. Make sure you read the annual Labor Day Statement, which addresses unemployment amongst young adults. Kerry Weber's blog on mercy in the city touches at the heart of this issue.

5. God loves you.

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