Friday, December 13, 2013

Five Things To Remember On Dec. 13

1. Father Michael J. Flynn, 57, a priest of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, and associate professor of theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, has been named executive director of the Secretariat for Divine Worship of the USCCB.

2. The chairman of USCCB's Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development commends Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray for embracing civil dialogue and setting aside partisanship in crafting a modest replacement to sequestration. The House of Representatives recently approved the measure, and the Senate is expected to take up the measure next week.

3. Bishop John O. Barres of Allentown, Pennsylvania, has been appointed episcopal liaison to the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States. He succeeds Cardinal Francis E. George, OMI, of Chicago, who has served as liaison between the U.S. bishops and the Pontifical Mission Societies since 2011.

4. Sunday is the third Sunday of Advent. Listen to an audio retreat for the day in English with Bishop David J. Walkowiak of Grand Rapids or in Spanish with Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services. The retreats, made possible by donations to the Catholic Communication Campaign, are produced by Franciscan Media

5. God loves you.

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