Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Five Things To Remember On Jan. 29.

1. The Pope will have a full schedule with Holy Week and Easter liturgies, according to Catholic News Service. A little more than two weeks after Easter Sunday, on April 16, he will turn 86.

2.  We continue our Catholic Schools Week blog series with an entry by Sister Dale McDonald, PBVM, PhD, who explains the "why" of Catholic schools. She says, "Catholic schools make a significant contribution to society by educating millions of students who will advance the nation’s fundamental goal of developing a “good society” that values the worth and dignity of the human person.

3. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the USSCB's Committee on Migration, welcomed principles set forth by a group of eight U.S. Senators as a blueprint for reform of our nation's immigration system. The Church has been a leader in pushing for bi-partisan immigration reform.
 "A reformed system can protect human dignity and the homeland at the same time," Archbishop Gomez said.

4. The annual Collection to Aid the Church in Central and Eastern Europe will be held in most parishes February 13, Ash Wednesday. The collection supports pastoral, educational and construction projects in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia formerly under Soviet control.

5. God loves you.

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