Friday, January 10, 2014

Five Things To Remember On Jan. 10

1. Calling an overemphasis on military “counterproductive,” the bishops who chair the domestic and international peace and justice committees of the USCCB urged Secretary of State John Kerry to examine the funds and priorities of the coordinated efforts of the U.S. and Mexican governments against narcotics trafficking, also known as the Mérida Initiative.

2. For many years the USCCB has been the largest non-governmental resettlement agency in the world, thanks in large part to the committed staff in Migration and Refugee Services who work tirelessly on behalf of refugee populations alongside MRS’ distinguished partner organizations.
During Fiscal Year 2013 the Conference helped to resettle 18,565 of nearly 70,000 total refugees resettled into the United States during that time. Of the refugees resettled the largest populations
originated in Burma, Bhutan, Iraq, Somalia and Iran. Learn more about MRS.

3. Catholic News Service reports, "When President Lyndon Johnson declared a "war on poverty" in his 1964 State of the Union address, few then expected just what it would take to wipe out domestic poverty. Fifty years later, acknowledging the task in front of them, Catholic and political leaders alike have stated their intent to lessen poverty in the United States.

4. Pope Francis said Friday, “Faith makes all things possible,” but we must place our trust completely in God.

5. God loves you.

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