Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Five Things to Remember July 30

1. Pope Francis drew page one headlines today in newspapers nationwide, including The New York Times and Washington Post, for his comments on gay priests. He reiterated Church teaching but conveyed it with a pastoral tone. With simple phrases, it was like theology for dummies and many heard the message as if for the first time.

2. Metaphors make for memorable homilies, notes Sister Mary Ann Walsh on the USCCB blog.

3. The need for comprehensive immigration reform is before us. Information  on the need for such reform now can be found at www.justiceforimmigrants.org

4. Get ready for tomorrow’s feast of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, whose members are known as Jesuits. Their contribution to U.S. education is remarkable – name your favorite school – Georgetown University, Boston College, Holy Cross, University of Detroit-Mercy, Loyola-Marymount? Someone noted that several members of Congress are Jesuit alumni. (I can hear some Jesuit wags calling: “Don’t blame us.”)

5. God loves you.

(CNS Photo/Paul Haring)

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