1. A large majority (77 percent) of Catholics support immigration reform legislation that provides a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, according to a recent survey sponsored by the Office of Migration Policy and Public Affairs of the USCCB.
2. Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, CA, who is the chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, expressed "deep disappointment in the Senate's failure to support reasonable regulations to reduce gun violence in our nations," in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority LeaderMitch McConnell.
3. In the first English-only tweet of his papacy, Pope Francis said, "Please join me in praying for the victims of the explosion in Texas and their families."
4. Today is the eighth anniversary of the election of Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI. While the election of Pope Francis is fresh in our minds, it's interesting to see the coverage of Pope Benedict's debut as well.
5. God loves you.