Monday, March 18, 2013

Five Things To Remember On March 18

1. Pope Francis will be inaugurated tomorrow in Rome, becoming the 266th pontiff in the Catholic Church’s history.  The Mass will begin at 4:30 a.m. on the East Coast. Learn more about his coat of arms and motto.

2. Sister Mary Ann Walsh has been blogging from Rome during the papal transition. She says that Pope Francis’ off-the-cuff, improvisational style has many on their toes, and his messages are simple, yet thought-provoking. His comments about wanting a Church for the poor is gaining attention.

3. Mar Munoz-Visoso, executive director of the USCCB's Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church,  writes about “Francesco, the great communicator” in both English and Spanish.

4.  If you want to get a sense of how Pope Francis approaches people, this Catholic News Service video will give you some great insights.

5. God loves you.

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