1. Two pieces of legislation amount to a step in the right direction toward meaningful criminal justice reform, said the bishop who chairs the Domestic Justice and Human Development Committee of the U.S. bishops and the president-elect of Catholic Charities USA in two letters to the leadership of the Senate Judiciary Committee, April 14.
2. Violent conflicts in Syria, Iraq, the Holy Land, Libya, Nigeria and Kenya exemplify why Congress should support a bill that would advance international religious freedom, said the bishop who chairs the International Justice and Peace Committee of the U.S. Bishops.
3. Pope Francis said today there is still much to be done in order to give due recognition to women, both in society and in the Church.
4. April 22 is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a day set aside for action and reflection on stewardship of our planet. Learn what the Church teaches about care for creation.
5. God loves you.