Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Five Things To Remember On Feb. 3

1. Pope Francis has approved the members of the 2015 Synod on the Family. U.S. representives include Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., conference president; Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia, host of the World Meeting of Families in September; Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston; and Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles.

2. In breaking news this morning, Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Archbishop Romero. Learn more about it in this story from Catholic News Service.

3. It’s the feast of St. Blaise, who is known for curing throat ailments. If you go to Mass today, you can receive the Blessing of St. Blaise. “Through the intercession of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from ailments of the throat and from every other evil. In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

4. A documentary on the Second Vatican Council produced by Catholic News Service premiered at a Vatican movie theater last week. See the reactions in this new CNS video.

5. God loves you.

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