Thursday, February 20, 2014

Five Things To Remember On Feb. 20

1. Expressing strong support for the federal Marriage Protection Amendment (H. J. Res. 51) introduced by Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) in the U.S. House of Representatives, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco said, “The amendment would secure in law throughout the country the basic truth known to reason that marriage is the union of one man and one woman.” Archbishop Cordileone , chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, made the comments in a February 19 letter of support to Rep. Huelskamp.

2. Pope Francis has named Msgr. Carl Kemme, 53, vicar general of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, as Bishop of Wichita, Kansas. He also named Msgr. Peter Baldacchino, 53, a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Miami.

3. Nineteen prison inmates from Pisa and Pianosa, Italy, were received by Pope Francis on Wednesday morning.

4. The search for Christian unity is an enterprise that has taken the time and energy of scholars and popes. Recently it got a helping hand from an iPhone and YouTube.

5. God loves you.

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