Do you like to keep up with what’s going on in the Catholic world, but sometimes miss the news on Immaculate Heart Radio? A great place to get a quick run-down on the day’s Catholic news and events is the USCCB’s Five Things to Remember.
This is a feature of the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) Blog, and is updated daily by their Social Media Strategist, Matt Palmer. Each day runs through the news and events from the Church in America and around the world. Bookmark it to stay informed and inspired each day!
To give you an idea of what information they provide, here is yesterday’s 5 Things to Remember:
1. Many U.S. bishops, including Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston are celebrating a Mass on the U.S.-Mexico Border today in memory of migrants who have died in the U.S. desert. Follow along on social media at #BorderMass. You can also watch the live stream.
2. The 2014 Catholic Home Missions Appeal will be taken up in many dioceses the weekend of April 26-27. The appeal supports isolated, challenged parishes and missions in dioceses and eparchies across the United States and in several U.S. territories in the Caribbean and Pacific islands, including Samoa Pago-Pago, St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
3. Pope Francis’ Twitter reminded parents of their responsibilities in sharing faith, saying, “Dear parents, teach your children to pray. Pray with them.”
4. The number of allegations of sexual abuse by clergy declined in 2013 while diocesan spending on child protection programs increased under the U.S. Catholic Church’s “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.”
5. God loves you.