Friday, November 6, 2015

Five Things To Remember On Nov. 6

1. U.S. bishops will vote on a new introductory note and limited revisions to the 2007 version of "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship," the USCCB's quadrennial statement on political responsibility, at the bishops' annual Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, November 16-18. The document, which is issued about a year before each U.S. presidential election, will feature proposed new language around issues of public concern for Catholics.

2. Last week, a document was released on a unique ecumenical document that marks a pathway toward greater visible unity between Catholics and Lutherans. Father John Crossin, executive director of the USCCB's Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, spoke with Vatican Radio about the agreement. Catholic News Service spoke with Bishop Denis J. Madden, of Baltimore, about how discussions move forward between Lutherans and Catholics.

3.USCCB's Migration and Refugee Services, the world's largest non-governmental resettlement organization, will celebrate its 50th anniversary Nov. 19. Learn how you can take part in the activities.

4. Pope Francis talked a bit about what it was like growing up as a child and how he came to care for the poor.

5. God loves you.

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