1. A new USCCB report, Unlocking Human Dignity: A Plan to Transform the U.S. Immigrant Detention System," was released today. “It is time for our nation to reform this inhumane system, which unnecessarily detains persons, especially vulnerable populations, who are no threat to us and who should be afforded due process and legal protections,” said Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration.
2. Pope Francis said today that people are being killed in the name of God, saying, “A Christian who does not take the dimension of martyrdom seriously in life does not understand the road that Jesus has indicated: a road that invites us to bear witness every day, defending the rights of others; defending our children; mothers and fathers who defend their family; so many sick people who bear witness and suffer for the love of Jesus. All of us have the possibility of bringing forward this life-giving Easter message, bearing witness, without being scandalized”.
3. Check out For Your Marriage and see a project the Catholic Communication Campaign supports. The collection for the campaign is this weekend.
4. May is the month of Mary. Devotion to the Blessed Mother deserves special attention here in the United States where we are under the patronage of the Immaculate Conception.
5. God loves you.