1. Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Christopher J. Coyne of Indianapolis, 56, as bishop of Burlington, Vermont. Bishop Coyne, who was recently elected the chairman of the communications committee of the USCCB, is a regular blogger and active on Facebook and Twitter.
2. The pope, according to News.Va, encouraged Vatican employees to care for their families, their spiritual and personal lives, their work, and to care for others.
3. News.Va also reports that Pope Francis pointed out a “disease” of feeling “immortal” or “essential” – irreplaceable – which was one of fifteen maladies, which he identified during the course of his address to the Curia. For more of this talk, read here.
4. Learn about the horrific crime of human trafficking that is on the rise even in the developed world. Pray for trafficking victims and an end to this crime against human dignity.
5. God loves you.