Monday, August 25, 2014

Five Things To Remember On Aug. 25

1. To celebrate the 50 anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, the USCCB's Subcommittee on African American Affairs will release a series of resources to highlight the achievements of the Civil Rights era and its connections to the Catholic Church.

2. Archbishop Wilton Gregory, of Atlanta, says, "The challenge of looking back 50 or 60 years with well-deserved pride is that we must also continue to look forward in hope for the fulfillment of the promises of yesterday in spite of relapses that still unfortunately surface today. Anniversaries offer many reasons to rejoice and to recommit to the principles they recall."

3. The Catholic Review in Baltimore covered an ecumenical prayer service for peace in Iraq held this past week. There's a great photo of leaders of different faiths together.

4. The Archdiocese of St. Louis celebrated another special series of Masses over the weekend to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the City of St. Louis and the 800th anniversary of the birth of Saint Louis IX, King of France. Those attending included Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop Vigano, Archbishop Jordan (from Reims, France where Saint Louis was crowned), and Prince Louis de Bourbon (descendent of Saint Louis). There will be a roundup of photos, video, and coverage at

5. God loves you.

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