1. The adoption of a framework for Iran’s nuclear program is a step “important in advancing a peaceful resolution of the serious questions that have been raised regarding Iran’s nuclear program,” said the bishop who chairs the Committee on International Justice and Peace Committee of the U.S. bishops in letters to Secretary of State John Kerry, April 8, and Congress, April 13.
2. Two new illustrated storybooks offer elementary school-aged children, their parents and teachers examples of how to put their faith in action and participate in solutions to important problems related to the life and dignity of others. The books, "Green Street Park" and "Drop by Drop," provide much-needed resources in Catholic social teaching for this age group and are accompanied by age-appropriate learning resources.
3. On Saturday, Pope Francis presented the Bull of Indiction for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Learn more about the Jubilee Year, which begins Dec. 8 of this year.
4. The month of April is a time to promote awareness of child abuse prevention and to learn how the Catholic Church is working to protect children and young people.
5. God loves you.