Thursday, April 3, 2014

Five Things To Remember On April 3

1. Bishop Richard E. Pates, chair of the bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, applauds the recent decision by Senators Susan Collins (R/ME) and Angus King (I-ME) to vote in favor of declassifying parts of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s (SSCI) report on CIA interrogation practices. Support from all Senators on the Committee in an upcoming vote on the release of this report is crucial to putting this shameful chapter of U.S. sponsored torture behind us.

2. This video highlights the efforts that the Church has undertaken in the past and continues to do so in the present. Advocating on behalf of immigrant communities and providing pastoral support is central to the Church's work.

3. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Get the facts on child abuse and learn what the Catholic Church is doing to protect children and young people.

4. Later this month, Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II will be canonized. Experts and journalists reflect about these holy men who have impacted so many in the 20th and 21st centuries.

5. God loves you.

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